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Smelt Wrestling

Date: April 1939
Description: Two men smelt wrestling at the Smelt Carnival in Marinette.
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Mercer Ranger Station

Date: July 1936
Description: Elevated view of the Mercer Ranger Station from a watchtower.
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Loading Fire Fighting Equipment

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Description: Men loading back pumps and fire fighting equipment onto a truck at Park Falls Ranger Station in preparation for answering a forest fire call.
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Fire Lookout Station

Date: October 1936
Description: Fire lookout station at Mercer ranger station.
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Fire Fighting Crew

Date: August 10 1936
Description: Five men, who are members of a fire fighting crew, pose in front of their truck at the Park Falls Ranger Station.
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Machinery on a Pier

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Description: Machinery, probably a pump, situated on a pier.
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Tractor and Plow Being Towed

Date: March 1935
Description: A tractor and plow on a trailer is being towed by a truck.
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Forest Rangers Using Phone

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Description: Forest rangers using an emergency phone on the back of a truck.
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Loading Pine Logs

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Description: Workers loading pine logs in northern Wisconsin when there was still virgin timber for logging.
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WPA Bridge

Date: June 01 1936
Description: Bridge and truck trail constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workmen to facilitate forest fire prevention and control.
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Chequamegon Checking Station

Date: July 1936
Description: Checking station at the entrance of Chequamegon National Forest in Taylor County.
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53-Year-Old White Pines

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Description: A 53-year-old stand of White Pine trees.
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Cutover Timberland

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Description: Cutover timberlands in Northern Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...
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Plow Furrows

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Description: Furrows plowed to stop a forest fire in Douglas County along County N, west of Solon Springs.
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Evergreen Trees

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Description: Elevated view of a variety of evergreen trees in a nursery, including White, Norway, Scotch and Jack pines, and White and Norway spruce near Trout Lake.
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Rustic Bridge at Copper Falls

Date: 1940
Description: People on a rustic bridge over river at Copper Falls State Park. A long log building is in the background on the other side of the river.
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Information Cabin

Date: 1940
Description: Four people outside of the information cabin at Copper Falls State Park.
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Map Kiosk at Copper Falls State Park

Date: 1939
Description: Man looking at a map of Copper Falls State Park, which is on display to assist visitors.
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Shelter House at Copper Falls

Date: 1939
Description: Exterior shot of a shelter house at Copper Falls State Park.

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