La Crosse County Historical Sketches, 1931-1955
Logger's Words of Yesteryears / L.G. Sorden, Isabel J. Ebert, 1956.
Dictionary of logging and lumbering terms.
The Lumbering Industry of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1841-1905 / Selma Sather Casberg, 1953
This 78 page master’s thesis begins with an overview of the rise lumber industry in western Wisconsin in the 19th century. The careers of influential lumber barons in the area are spotlighted. A separate chapter is devoted to Nathan Myrick, fur trader and first settler in La Crosse, and highlights his journals kept at the La Crosse Area Research Center (La Crosse Mss F). The remainder of the thesis analyzes the impact of the lumber industry on La Crosse and its eventual decline. Includes bibliography and appendix.
Lumbering on the Black River at Onalaska, Wisconsin, 1852-1902 / Dorothy Sagen Johnson, 1974.
This 45 page seminar paper was written for a University of Wisconsin - La Crosse graduate history class. The paper tracks the rise and decline of the lumber industry of lumbering along the lower Black River and describes its effect upon Onalaska, Wisconsin from 1852-1902. It includes one chapter that describes lumbering methods and logging operations. Also includes a bibliography, maps, charts, and statistics documenting the local lumber industry.
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