• Lumber Days Return

    Burgess, Francis

    This photograph was published in the La Crosse Tribune on March 13, 1962. The photograph's caption reads: "Logs, an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 feet of them, were lined up along Highway 53 north of O…

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  • Lumber Railroad Car, La Crosse, WI

    A view of several unidentified men standing near a Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul lumber railroad car at a sawmill in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1900. Original photograph owned by the University of…

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  • Men Sawing Lumber, La Crosse, WI

    A view of several unidentified men working at a private farm mill near La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1912. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library Special Collec…

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  • Colman Lumber Company Employees, La Crosse, WI

    A group portrait of the employees of the Colman Lumber Company in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1890. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library Special Collections…

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  • John Paul Lumber Company, La Crosse, WI

    A group portrait of only some of the 300 workers employed at the John Paul Lumber Company in La Crosse, WI, in 1894. Large stacks of lumber are seen in the background.. Original photograph owned by th…

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  • John Paul Lumber Mill, La Crosse, WI

    A view of the remains of the "Milwaukee" and "St. Paul" railroad cars after a fire at the John Paul Lumber mill in La Crosse, WI, in 1886. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La C…

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  • Logger's words of yesteryears

    Sorden, L. G. (Leland George)

    The lumberjack had a language all his own. This logging "dictionary" is an attempt to preserve the terminology of the lumberjack in the early days of logging in the Lake States. - Forward

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  • La Crosse County historical sketches. Series 3

    La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)

    Series 3. Looking pine in Wisconsin (p.7) -- An early logging contract / Albert H. Sanford (p.11) -- Some economic aspects of the lumber industry / Robert Fries (p.14) -- Life in a lumber camp / Frank…

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  • Washburn-Copeland Mill, La Crosse, WI

    View of the Washburn-Copeland mill in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1900. Prior to becoming a mill, this site was used as a fish hatchery. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La Cros…

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  • Just Too Much Snow

    Burgess, Francis

    This photograph was published in the La Crosse Tribune on March 13, 1962. The photograph's caption reads: "The roof of this 96 by 52-foot lumber shed belonging to the Dakota (Minn.) Lumber Co., collap…

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  • Market at South Fourth Street, La Crosse, WI

    Elevated view of hay and lumber at the market on South Fourth Street in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1905. In the photograph can be seen numerous horses and large sleds piled high with lumber and hay. O…

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  • Holway Shingle Mill, La Crosse, WI

    Interior view of several employees at the Holway Shingle Mill, including Clarence Hyde at the center (with hat and moustache) and Minnie Monsack at his left, in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1890. Origin…

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  • Sawmill Workers near La Crosse, WI

    A group portrait of sawmill workers taken near La Crosse, WI, in circa 1890. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Library Special Collections. The photograph was s…

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  • Schichie Sawmill, La Crosse, WI

    A view of unidentified individuals, including five men and a young boy, near the a saw at the Schichie Sawmill in La Crosse, WI, taken circa 1912. A sign in the background reads "J. C. Easton." Origin…

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  • N.B. Holway Sawmill, La Crosse, WI

    Elevated view of several men working on the Black River in La Crosse, WI, for the N.B. Holway Sawmill, taken circa 1876. Original photograph owned by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Murphy Libra…

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  • Hirshheimer Warehouse, La Crosse, WI

    View from street level of the La Crosse Plow Company Hirshheimer Warehouse in La Crosse, WI, located on Pine Street between 2nd and 3rd streets on south side of street. The following business was cond…

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  • Oral history interview with Palmer Olson / interviewed by Susan Stekel

    Olson discusses fly fishing for trout in Rullands Coulee Creek, Timber Coulee Creek, and other creeks that form the Coon Creek Watershed around Coon Valley, Wisconsin. He describes fishing pressure, f…

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  • Conduit Burned

    This photograph was published in the La Crosse Tribune on June 26, 1962. The photograph's caption reads: "Billows of smoke from burning fiber duct conduit gave the impression of a larger fire Monday a…

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  • Oral history interview with John P. Gilbertson / interviewed by Howard Fredricks (2 of 4)

    Gilbertson discusses his life in La Crosse, Wisconsin, focusing on social life, recreation, and his career as a letter carrier. He describes the operations of the postal service, the position of postm…

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  • Oral history interview with Raymond Bice / interviewed by Howard Fredricks (1 of 2)

    Mr. Bice describes his early years and social conditions in La Crosse. He talks of local and state politics and his years as a state legislator. Overall, this interview includes Mr. Bice discussing th…

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