Recollections of a Republican politician, 1915

Recollections of a long life, 1829-1915

Isaac Stephenson came to Wisconsin from Maine in 1858. Serving as both an Assembly Representative and a Senator from Wisconsin in the late nineteenth century, Stephenson played an active role in state politics throughout his life. Although much of his memoir deals with civic and political life, the first half provides insights on the forest products industry, his primary occupation, with many details about lumbering, shipping, railroads, the Peshtigo Fire, and life in the forests and the logging camps of mid-19th c. Wisconsin.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Wisconsin and the Republican Party
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Stephenson, Isaac
Pub Data: Chicago, Priv. print. [by R. R. Donnelley & sons company] 1915
Citation: Stephenson, Isaac. Recollections of a Long Life, Isaac Stephenson. Recollections of a long life, 1829-1915. (Chicago: Privately Printed, 1915); Online facsimile at:
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