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This image is from Volume 1 of 100 years of pictorial & descriptive history of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, while the quoted description is from Volume 2. "Lumber camps were established in the timber and men worked out of these locations. The buildings were generally built of logs cut on the spot to form a clearing. Sleeping bunks were built onto the sides of the sleeping shanty, generally two bunks high. All were heated with wood stoves with the stove pipe running up through the ceiling and about the roof, often a source of fires. Eating houses combined the cook's quarters and dining room for men and many times it was the "community house" for men in which to congregate. The tables, for the dining room, were of plain boards, many feet long and about six feet wide. The benches furnished the seats and they were one board wide and ten to sixteen feet long. The foreman of the camp was the supreme head. Crews often numbered into the hundreds and under different organization than the sma
- Taylor, T. A. (Theodore Asa)
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Wisconsin Rapids (Wis.) -- History
Wood County (Wis.) -- History
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