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These photos are located in the Cornell Public Library history collection. Photos in this series show the construction of the mill in the early 1900s in Cornell, Wisconsin.

Building the Mill

Building the Mill

Building the Mill: Postcard addressed to Miss Rita Lange

Building the Mill: Postcard addressed to Miss Rita Lange. The postcard reads: “Dear Sister, Will drop you a card and let you know that I am not in Eau Claire anymore.  I am in Cornell working at the Club House getting $6 a week.  Thought it was better than 3 1/2 in Eau Claire.  I’ll put a mark on the house I am working.”

Clubhouse at the Cornell Mill

Faint marking on the postcard near the center indicating the Club House at the Cornell Mill.

Building the Mill - railroad tracks with steam vents behind

Building the Mill. Railroad tracks with steam vents between the tracks and homes on the embankment. Photographer Lewis handwritten signature beneath the location recorded as “CORNELL, WIS.” bottom center of the photograph.

Building the Mill

Building the Mill. Five persons working on construction of the mill. One person walking toward the left frame of the image. Photographer Lewis handwritten signature next to the location recorded as “CORNELL, WIS.” center of the photograph above the worker area.

Building the Mill

Building the Mill. Ten men posing beneath railroad tracks standing on rocky area holding machinery. All men are wearing hat. Photographer Lewis handwritten signature beneath the location recorded as “CORNEL, [sic] WIS.” bottom center of the photograph.