Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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Long before Jacob Leinenkugel, Edward Rutledge, andWilliam Irvine were associated with Chippewa Falls,Native American people hunted, fished, and gatheredthe abundant food supplies of the Chippewa area. Throughthe medium of historic photographs, this book captures thecultural, economic, political, and social history of ChippewaFalls, Wisconsin, from the mid-1800s to the present day.These pages bring to life the people, events, andindustries which helped to shape and transform ChippewaFalls. With more than 200 vintage images, Chippewa Falls,Wisconsin includes the largest sawmill in the world underone roof, some of the earliest residents of the community,along with century-old nationally renowned businesses.There was rarely a dull moment in the development ofthis community's downtown. The Chippewa Falls MainStreet program, operating since 1989, has created a grassroots volunteer driven movement to revitalize downtownChippewa Falls. Over the years, the downtown hasundergone renovation projects and investments totalingmore than $57 million.
ISBN: 9780738519319
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Named as one of five Great American Main Street Cities in 1996, Chippewa Falls was listed as one of America's Top 10 Small Towns in Time Magazine in 1997 and designated as One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2000. Join Chippewa Falls Main Street on a fascinating visual journey into the history of Chippewa Falls.
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