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Annotated List of Additional Resources

Book / Print Sources

For more information on Chippewa Falls history:

The Chippewa County Chronicle. Friendship, WI: New Past Press, 1995. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Past and Present: a Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. Chicago: S.J. Clarke, 1913. Found at the Chippewa County Historical Society, the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Gregory, John Goadby, and Thomas Jefferson Cunningham. West Central Wisconsin: A History. Indianapolis: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co, 1933. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Nesbit, Robert C. Urbanization and Industrialization, 1873-1893. The history of Wisconsin, v. 3. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1985. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Western Historical Co. History of Northern Wisconsin, Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources; an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories; Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers; Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western historical Co, 1881. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

For more information on Lumbering in Wisconsin:

American Lumbermen: The Personal History and Public and Business Achievements of ... Eminent Lumbermen of the United States. Chicago: American lumberman, 1905. Found at the Eau Claire Public Library, Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library, Chippewa County Historical Society Library.

Brown, R. C. Sawmilling and Sawmills of the Chippewa Valley. Eau Claire, Wis: R.C. Brown, 1984. This book is rather rare but is available for library use only at the Chippewa Valley Museum, and the Eau Claire Public Library. This book contains excellent visual images of machinery used in lumbering as well as detailed descriptions.

Fries, Robert F. Empire in Pine: The Story of Lumbering in Wisconsin, 1830-1900. Madison, Wis: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1951. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Rosholt, Malcolm Leviatt. Lumbermen on the Chippewa. Rosholt, Wis: Rosholt House, 1982. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Rosholt, Malcolm Leviatt. The Wisconsin Logging Book, 1839-1939. Rosholt, Wis. (Box 104, Rosholt, Wis. 54473): Rosholt House, 1980. Found at the Eau Claire Public Library and the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

For more unique details of the relationship between the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire lumbering interests:

Peterson, Dale Arthur. Lumbering on the Chippewa: The Eau Claire Area, 1845-1885. Thesis-- University of Minnesota, 1970. This book is rather rare but is available for library use only at the Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire Public Library, and the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library.

For more information on Frederick Weyerhaeuser and his company:

Hidy, Ralph Willard, Frank Ernest Hill, and Allan Nevins. Timber and Men; The Weyerhaeuser Story. New York: Macmillan, 1963. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

Hauberg, John Henry. Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann; Ninety-Five Years of Manufacturing and Distribution of Lumber. Rock Island, Ill: Augustana Book Concern, 1957.

For more information on the John Dietz incident discussed in Lesson 4:

Hass, Paul H. “The Suppression of John F Deitz: An Episode of the Progressive Era in Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Magazine of History: Volume 57, number 4, summer, 1974: 255-309. Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives. Wisconsin Historical Society. 22 July-Aug. 2007. Keyword: William Irvine.

Landers, Gunnard. The Legend of John Dietz: Pioneer Vigilante. Badger heritage series. Oregon, WI: Badger Books Inc, 1998. Found at the Eau Claire Public Library.

Rosholt, Malcolm Leviatt. The Battle of Cameron Dam. 1974. Found at the University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library, the Eau Claire Public Library, and the Chippewa Falls Public Library.

For profiles of significant people in the development of American business and industry:

Sobel, Robert, and David B. Sicilia. The Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Found at University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire McIntyre Library.

For more information about the decline of lumbering and the transition to agriculture in the Chippewa Valley:

Gough, Robert. Farming the Cutover: A Social History of Northern Wisconsin, 1900-1940. Lawrence, Kan: University Press of Kansas, 1997.

For advertisements and profiles of early Chippewa Falls:

United Commercial Travelers of America. A Souvenir of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. [Council No 335.], 14-18 September 1908. Contains many advertisements as well as a written description of Chippewa Falls, its history, businesses, and attractions. Found at the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Archives collection of the Chippewa Falls Public Library, and the Rare Books Collection, Special Collections, McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Hobart, H. H. Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: A Review of the Various Advantages and Resources of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County. [Chippewa Falls, Wis.?]: Published by H.H. Hobart, 1925. Same as above. This book is also often titled City of Opportunities.

Videos

Rosholt, Malcolm Leviatt, and Craig Anderson. The Wisconsin Loggers. A History of the Lumbering Industry in Wisconsin from 1839 to 1939 Part III, Sawmills and Sawdust. The Wisconsin loggers. Rosholt, Wisc: Rosholt House Productions, 1990. This VHS can be found through the MORE Library System. Copies may be available at the CFPL and LEPL. It takes the viewer into an authentic "up-and-down" sawmill of the type used before the advent of the circular saw. Includes visits to modern sawmills and the making of a model lumber raft.

Online source for teaching economics / business concepts:

The Social Studies Help Center. "“Economics” 

Online sources for historical photos:

Wisconsin Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

Library of Congress Digital Collection

Information on how to do Photo or Document analysis

History Matters Making Sense of Evidence

 National Archives Document Analysis Worksheets

Area Research Centers

Wisconsin Historical Society There are 13 ARCs around the state that have information about local history. This site lists and links to them.

ARC at UWEC. The ARC is located on the 5th floor of McIntyre Library on the UWEC campus, and has tons of information on local history topics.

Chippewa County Historical Society, Area History Center, & Genealogical Society or http://www.chippewachamber.org/history.asp#genealogy

Chippewa Valley Museum

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology


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