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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, WI

Chippewa Falls was originally a lumber town that became a railroad town, even though the main railroad line of the 1870s went through Eau Claire, about 10 miles to the south. In 1870, the West Wisconsin Railway built a line from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Milwaukee through the area at Eau Claire. Following this, the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Railway established a line running from Eau Claire to Chippewa Falls. In 1880, the CF&W was joined by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Railway pushing its way west from Abbotsford. This was followed in 1881 by the Chippewa Falls & Northern Railroad, which built a line north from Chippewa Falls to Bloomer, eventually being extended to Superior.

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  • 1854 - Chippewa Falls
    Chippewa Falls, a post-village, capital of Chippewa county, Wisconsin, on Chippewa river, about 185 miles N. W. from Madison. It has extensive...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - H. T. Rumsey, a prominent citizen of LaCrosse, Wis., died at Chippewa Falls a few days ago, from an over-dose of laudanum, taken to produce sleep, while suffering from a severe nervous affection.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 3, 1872

  • News 1882 - Traveled in a Box
    A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

    Montreal Star: There arrived at the Hochelaga Depot this morning enroute for Sorel, a queer...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - THE WATERS RECEDING. WORK OF THE GREAT FLOOD IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 12. - The terrible floods reached a climax last night, and the waters of the mad Chippewa River are slowly receding. There...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - In Wisconsin spirit thermometers on the 21st registered 68 degrees below zero at Chippewa Falls,
    36 below at Janesville, 55 at Hudson, 52 at Dartford, 53 at Princeton, 50 at Sparta, 52 at Green Lake, and extreme cold was reported in other...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Chippewa Falls
    Chippewa Falls, a post-town, capital of Chippewa co., Wis., is on the Chippewa River, 12 miles by rail N.E. of Eau Claire, about 90 miles E. of St....Read MORE...


  • Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
    High School
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  • Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
    Hotel Northern, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin... Fire Proof
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  • 1916
    Chippewa Falls, a banking city, capital of Chippewa co., Wis., is on the Chippewa River and on the Wisconsin Central and other railroads, 12 miles...Read MORE...


  • Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA
    Bridge Street
    Postcard


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History, News and Stories of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

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  • 1854 - Chippewa Falls
    Chippewa Falls, a post-village, capital of Chippewa county, Wisconsin, on Chippewa river, about 185 miles N. W. from Madison. It has extensive... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - H. T. Rumsey, a prominent citizen of LaCrosse, Wis., died at Chippewa Falls a few days ago, from an over-dose of laudanum, taken to produce sleep, while suffering from a severe nervous affection.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 3, 1872
  • News  1882 - Traveled in a Box
    A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

    Montreal Star: There arrived at the Hochelaga Depot this morning enroute for Sorel, a queer... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - THE WATERS RECEDING. WORK OF THE GREAT FLOOD IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 12. - The terrible floods reached a climax last night, and the waters of the mad Chippewa River are slowly receding. There... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - In Wisconsin spirit thermometers on the 21st registered 68 degrees below zero at Chippewa Falls,
    36 below at Janesville, 55 at Hudson, 52 at Dartford, 53 at Princeton, 50 at Sparta, 52 at Green Lake, and extreme cold was reported in other... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Chippewa Falls
    Chippewa Falls, a post-town, capital of Chippewa co., Wis., is on the Chippewa River, 12 miles by rail N.E. of Eau Claire, about 90 miles E. of St.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Chippewa Falls, a banking city, capital of Chippewa co., Wis., is on the Chippewa River and on the Wisconsin Central and other railroads, 12 miles... Read MORE...

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