Table of Contents

The Historical Book, Volume 2, has been divided by the editor into sections, with each section containing a number of subjects. This table of contents lists by section the subject titles assigned by T. A. Taylor in the original work.  Neither the Chronological Sketch nor the Preface have subdivisions. Use Control + F or Edit | Find to search this page for key words.

Preface

Memorial Boulder

History

IN THE BEGINNING GOD
ISLES OF WISCONSIN
GLACIER WORK
WISCONSIN RIVER
BOATS ON THE WISCONSIN
"SHIP AHOY"
POLITICAL DIVISIONS
WISCONSIN

WOOD COUNTY
COURT HOUSE
GRAND RAPIDS
"WISCONSIN RAPIDS"
POPULATION [includes some early city history]
THE ISLAND
BRIDGES
TOLL BRIDGE
PRESENT CONCRETE BRIDGE
FERRIES
STAGE LINE
RAILROADS
EARLY SETTLERS    
DANIEL WHITNEY
AHIRA B. SAMPSON
POSTMASTERS
MAYORS

FIRES
1873 FIRST FIRE APPARATUS [includes list of Fire Department members]

Chronological Sketch 

Part 1 (1787 - 1882)
Part 2 (1883 - 1924)
Part 3 (1925 - 1939)

Pictures in the Album Part 1

"BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF GRAND RAPIDS 1874"
"RABLIN'S MILLS"
"NEEVES FLOUR MILL"
"THE RAPIDS"
"FLOUR MILL"
"SHAURETTE OR SHERMAN ROCK"
"CONSOLIDATED WATER POWER & PAPER COMPANY"

"NEKOOSA PAPER COMPANY"
"SWALLOW ROCK"
"NEKOOSA PAPER COMPANY"
"JOHN EDWARDS & COMPANY"
"NEKOOSA-EDWARDS PAPER COMPANY"
"CENTRALIA PULP & WATER POWER CO.  "
"BIRON MILL"
"GRAND RAPIDS PULP & PAPER COMPANY"
"CONSOLIDATED WATER POWER & PAPER COMPANY"
"RIVER VIEWS"
"MAGNOLIA HOUSE"
"JOSEPH WOOD"
"FRANKLIN J. WOOD"
"WISCONSIN RIVER SOUTH OF BRIDGE"
"THE BRIDGES"
"NEW BRIDGE"
"LINCOLN SCHOOLS -- OLD AND NEW"
"NEW LINCOLN SCHOOL"
"FIELD GATEWAY"
"LINCOLN SCHOOL OLD AND NEW"
"FLOOD OF 1880"
"FLOOD OF 1935"
[includes dates ice went out]
"RIVER BUGS OR 'LOGGERS"

Pictures in the Album Part 2

"FIRST STREET NORTH"
"COURT HOUSE AND GROUNDS"
"FIRST STREET NORTH"
"THE RABLIN HOUSE"

"ROACH HOUSE"
"LIBRARY"
"THE FLAT-IRON"
"SECOND STREET NORTH"
"SOUTH SIDE EAST GRAND AVE BETWEEN SECOND STREET AND THE RIVER"

"EAST GRAND AVENUE BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD"
"EAST GRAND AVENUE AND INTERSECTION OF SECOND"
"POST OFFICE AND FORMER SITE"

"SECOND STREET BETWEEN OAK AND GRAND AVENUE"
"MAP OF 1874"
"THIRD STREET SOUTH"
"HOSPITAL BUILDINGS"

"PART OF EAST GRAND AVENUE"
"BIRDS EYE VIEW FROM HOWE SCHOOL"
"BREWERIES AND FIRST COURT HOUSE"
"FIRST BLOCKS AT WEST END OF BRIDGE"
"WEST END OF BRIDGE"
"MEAD'S FORMAL GARDEN"
"FIRST NATIONAL BANK"
"MEAD-WITTER BLOCK"
"H. W. JACKSON RESIDENCE"
"JOHNSON-HILL CO"

"DIXON HOUSE CORNER"

Pictures in the Album, Part 3

"CHURCHES"
"IMMANUAL LUTHERAN CHURCH"

"FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH"
"S. S. PETER & PAUL CONGREGATION"
"ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH"
"CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH"
"FIRST MORAVIAN CHURCH"
"EVANGELICAN LUTHERAN ZION CONGREGATION"
"ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL CHURCH"
"METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH"
"FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH"
"ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH AND SCHOOL"
"THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST SOCIETY"
"ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL"
"TRINITY MORAVIAN CHURCH"
"WOOD COUNTY NORMAL SCHOOL"
"HOME FOR THE AGED"
"FIRST WARD SCHOOL"
"HOWE SCHOOL"
"EAST SIDE LUTHERAN SCHOOL"
"CENTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL"
"LOWELL SCHOOL"

"EMERSON SCHOOL"
"EDISON SCHOOL"
"CONSOLIDATED OFFICE-THE ISLAND"
"THE ISLAND"
"INTERLAKE PLANT"
"LEFEBVRE BUILDING" 
"THE MOORE SHOP"   
"CITY HALL"
"BAKER & SON MORTUARY"
"KROHN & BERARD INC. MORTUARY HOME"
"WOOD COUNTY SHERIFF HOUSE & JAIL"
"MASONIC HALL"
"FLOATS" JULY 4TH, 1930
"MEMORIAL DAY 1931"
"ARMISTICE DAY 1931"
"BATTERY AND TRACTORS"
"NEKOOSA FERRY"
"FIRST MILITARY FUNERAL"
"LOOKING FROM THE SWIMMING POOL TOWARDS TOWN"
"OBERBECK BROS. - AHDAWAGAM PAPER PRODUCTS"
"PRENTISS-WABERS PRODUCTS CO."
"GRAND RAPIDS LUMBER CO. - STANGE-ELLIS LUMBER CO."
"AMERICAN CARBONIC MACHINERY COMPANY"
"WISCONSIN RAPIDS CLOTHING MFG. CO."
"DAIRY STATE COLD STORAGE CO."  
"SAMPSON CANNING COMPANY" 
"FEY PUBLISHING CO." 
"F. MACKINNON MANUFACTURING CO."
"MCKERCHER MILLING CO."
"WIPPERMAN FACTORY"
"RINGLING CIRCUS"
"AIR PORT DEDICATION - NEPCO MONOPLANE"
"SCENIC ROAD AT PORT EDWARDS AND NEKOOSA"
"BULL'S EYE COUNTRY CLUB"
"CENTRALIA WATER WORKS"
"SIXTEENTH STREET FILTER STATION"
"LYON'S PARK IN THE NINETIES"
"LYON'S PARK TO-DAY"
"UP RIVER VIEW FROM NELS JOHNSON' S HOME"
"ALONG THE RIVER WEST SIDE"
"CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY BRIDGE"
"YELLOW BANKS BELOW NEKOOSA"
"WING DAM IN FRONT OF TOM NASH HOME"
"TOM NASH HOMESTEAD"
P. E. O.
"GRAND CHILDREN AND OTHERS"
"WEBB-GARDNER-GAYNOR-JONES"
"LEGION PARK"
"PETE LOVE COTTAGE, LONG ISLAND"
"TOM TAYLOR'S COTTAGE"
"GRAND RAPIDS FIRE COMPANY OF 1888"
"POPE-TOLEDO OF A. P. HIRZY"
"WITTER HOUSE GROUP"
"PANORAMA OF EAST SIDE IN 1895"
"EDITORS"
"RIVER VIEWS"
"LOGGING VIEWS"
"BOY SCOUTS"
"GIRL SCOUTS"
"BOY AND GIRL SCOUT ACTIVITIES"

Pictures in the Album Part 4

"STATE HIGH SCHOOL BAND TOURNAMENT"
"BAND TOURNEY AWARDS"
MEMBERS OF THE WISCONSIN RAPIDS H.S. BAND 1931

MEMBERS OF THE WISCONSIN RAPIDS H.S. ORCHESTRA 1931
"TOURNAMENT PARADE 1931"

Pictures in the Album Part 5

"MOCCASIN CREEK BRIDGE"
"LOCAL WILD FLOWERS"
White Baneberry or Dolls Eyes
BLUETS
CANADA OR PLUMED THISTLE 
PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR [includes discussion of evolution]
"JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT – ENLARGEMENT"
"DOG’S TOOTH VIOLET"
"PINK LADY’S SLIPPER"
"MOCCASIN FLOWER"
"BANEBERRY"
"TRILLIUMS"
"WATER LILY"
"CALLA - WATER ARUM"
"WILD COLUMBINE"

"GIANT BEARD-TONGUE"
"PICKEREL-WEED"
"WILD LUPIN"
"WILD ROSE"
"SPIDERWORT - JOB’S TEARS"
"BLUE IRIS"
"PEONIES"
"BROWN EYED SUSAN"
"WILD MINT"
"IRON WEED"
"JOE PYE WEED"
"BLAZING STAR" or "KANSAS GAT FEATHER"
"BOUNCING BET"
"ELDER BERRY"
"TALL CONEFLOWER"
"CARDINAL FLOWER"
"ARROW-HEAD"
"BEARD TONGUE"
"WILD GRAPES"
"BITTERSWEET"
"CANTERBURY BELLS"
"TWIN CITY BAND"
"ODD FELLOWS BAND"
"BLISS BAND"
"TWIN CITY BAND"
"ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SOCIETY"
"OLD TIME PICTURES"
"THIRD STREET PUMPING STATION"
"WISCONSIN RAPIDS AND OTHER BANDS"

Pictures in the Album Part 6

JEAN NICOLLET
FROM JOURNAL OF PETER POND

ALGONQUINS - CANOE BUILDER
THE MOCCASIN
SNOW SHOES
WAMPUM AND BEADS
FOOD OF THE INDIANS
PEMMICAN
WIGWAM BUILDING
MEDICINE AND BAGS
MENOMINEE TREATY
PAYMENT TO THE INDIANS
THE DANCE
THE PAYMENT
TRADERS
THE ORGY
JONATHON CARVER
HEIRS OF CARVER
DURHAM BOATS
KEEL BOATS
TAVERNS
STAGE COACH

Pictures in the Album Part 7

WHITNEY'S TREATY WITH MENOMINEES
WHITNEY RAPIDS
PASSING OF DANIEL WHITNEY
BIG EAU PLEINE RESERVOIR

LITTLE EAU PLEINE RESERVOIR
KNOWLTON POWER
PETENWELL RESERVOIR
GERMANTOWN RESERVOIR
TRI-CITIES AIRPORT
VIADUCTS
HIAWATHA
SAW MILLS AND CAMPS
LOG MARKS
LUMBER RAFTING
LAST RAFT [lengthy section]

Pictures in the Album Part 8

AMERICAN LEGION DRUM AND BUGLE CORP
THE ARMORY
QUEEN OF THE CRANBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL
NASH HARDWARE BLOCK
RIVERSIDE REBEKA LODGE NO. 12
CROOKED RIFT ROD AND REEL CLUB 
WISCONSIN CHAPTER OF WAR MOTHERS
D. B. PHILLEO
W. J. Fisher
Ruth W. Mead

Mrs. HOUGEN
ROBERT A. MCDONALD
JOHN PURVES
E. P ARPIN
JAMES D GIBSON

BERNARD R GOGGINS
SAM CHURCH
JOHN HENRY
CHIEF R. S. PAYNE
L. M. NASH
ALBERT A BEVER
CHARLES E BRIERE
IRVING E. PHILLEO
ALBERT L. FONTAINE
"IN MEMORY OF THE AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS"
THE 15TH OBSERVATION SQUADRON U.S. ARMY
LINCOLN FIELD LIGHTING SYSTEM
SHELL OIL STATION
THE WISCONSIN THEATER
BIRON SAW MILL CREW
TYPICAL LOGGING CAMP
PROPOSED RAILROAD THAT WAS NEVER BUILT
U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MONUMENT
GROSS BROS.
FLOOD PEAK RECORD 1938
CONSOLIDATED WATER POWER & PAPER CO
BIRON MILL  
FOUNDATION OF FIRST MILL
AHDAWAGAM PAPER PRODUCTS CO