The development of the lumber industry in Western Wisconsin

History of the Lumber Industry: Comprehensive Paper on Western Wisconsin

La Crosse resident and historian J.M. Holley researched the history of the lumbering industry in western Wisconsin for a presentation at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Tracing the first mill to sometime around 1820, Holley discusses the development of logging operations on the principle rivers in the region, major figures in the industry, and the technical innovations that contributed to the further spread of timber companies and mills.

Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Holley, J.M.
Pub Data: La Crosse Chronicle. 21 October 1906. Wisconsin Historical Society
Citation: Holley, J.M. "History of the Lumber Industry: Comprehensive Paper on Western Wisconsin." La Crosse Chronicle. (21 October 1906). Wisconsin Historical Society; Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/20/2024