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Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
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Sunday in a Lumber Camp Bunkhouse

Date: 1900
Description: Sunday morning in a lumber camp bunk house.
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Tire Factory Interior

Date: 1919
Description: Elevated interior view of the Boone Tire Factory. Men are lined up along a wall with open windows. They are each using a stand to hold a wheel while wrappi...
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Early Power Boat Used for Fishing

Date: 1900
Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...
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Chippewa Valley Village

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Description: Winter view of Chippewa (Ojibwa) Valley village.
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Huge Log Jam

Date: 1869
Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline of a log jam of about 150 million feet of logs, stopped at the piers of Pound, Halbert, and Co., which stood in about 40...
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Trail Through Pines

Date: 1905
Description: Trail through the pines between Chippewa Falls and Long Lake, Chippewa County.
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Loggers in Bateaux

Date: 1900
Description: Log driving crew on river in five bateaux. In the background on the left is a bridge.
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Farmhouse and Stump Land

Date: June 17 1929
Description: Farm surrounded by cutover stump land.
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Margery Bish Hanging Clothes on Clothesline

Date: 1890
Description: Margery Bish as a little girl wears a striped dress while hanging clothes on a clothesline. There is a doll behind her on the right.
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Logging Camp Crew

Date: 1875
Description: Group portrait of a large logging crew posing outdoors in the snow at their camp in front of a log building. One of the men is playing a fiddle or a violin...
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Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850
Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...
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Turn of the Century Street Scene

Date: 1900
Description: Horse-drawn wagons, including a water wagon, stand on a street next to a broad sidewalk in a commercial district. The storefronts of P.L. McQuillan and Con...
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Chippewa Falls from the South Side

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Description: Elevated view from south side of the Chippewa River, with a bridge crossing it and buildings on both sides of the river. A bluff rises on the far side of t...
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Hand Engine of Volunteer Fire Department

Date: 1887
Description: Peter Selb, Ben Dietrich, J.A. Lockwood, Matt Dietrich, and John Downing pose around the hand engine of the volunteer fire department. All but Selb were ch...
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J.A. Taylor Steamer #1

Date: 1905
Description: Fire department steamer #1 fire engine, named after hotel proprietor J.A. Taylor.
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Breaking Log Jam on Chippewa River

Date: 1903
Description: Three barefoot boys stand on a pile of logs in the foreground looking across the river at a group of men working to free a log jam in the Big Eddy on the C...
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Wanigan and Bateau on the Chippewa River

Date: 1896
Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...
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Log Drive at Jim Falls

Date: 1909
Description: Men in bateaux for the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company's log drive on the Chippewa River at Jim Falls.

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