Wisconsin’s Chippewa River, an underused fishery and an over-the-top destination
ON THE CHIPPEWA RIVER, Wis. (MCT) — Fur traders were among the first whites to see this country, and afterward the loggers — men of strange languages even among themselves: German, Norwegian, Swedish.
Some were choppers, or tree cutters, others sawyers, teamsters or lumberjacks. Each had come to find a winter’s hard work in logging camps whose shanties barely held the cold at bay, their wood-burning stoves glowing all night, wet socks and foot rags hanging from ropes.
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