An 1875 history of the Chippewa Valley

History of the Chippewa Valley

First published as a series of articles in the Free Press, this history of the Chippewa Valley was published in book form by Thomas Randall in 1875. Randall covers all aspects of the region's history from the first white settlers to the late nineteenth century, including a history of the area's Civil War units and the beginnings of the logging industry that offer a unique perspective on the Chippewa Valley. The book also contains some sensationalist stories of murder and political corruption.

Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Arrival of the First Europeans
Early U.S. Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
The Iron Brigade, Old Abe and Military Affairs
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Randall, Thomas E.
Pub Data: Eau Claire, Wis.: Free Press Print, 1875. transcribed for by Timm Severud
Citation: Randall, Thomas E. "History of the Chippewa Valley." (Eau Claire, Wis.: Free Press Print, 1875); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 1/29/2023