Long ago, Native American people hunted, fished, and gathered the abundant food supplies of the Chippewa area. This book captures the cultural, economic, political, and social history of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, from the mid-1800s to the present day. Historic photographs bring to life the people, events, and industries which helped to shape and transform Chippewa Falls. More than 200 vintage images include the largest sawmill in the world under one 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 of this community's downtown. The Chippewa Falls Main Street program, operating since 1989, has created a grass roots volunteer-driven movement of renovation projects to revitalize downtown Chippewa Falls. Come along on a fascinating visual journey into the history of the city that has been named as one of five Great American Main Street Cities.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.