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It's 'lumberjack days' at the public library

The glory days of the lumbering industry in Wisconsin are long gone, having faded away nearly 100 years ago. But the logging boom that changed the northern face of the state has not faded from memory.

A historic exhibit at the River Falls Public Library can give you an idea of how it happened, and how it affected nearly everyone living there at one time. Find out how timberland was selected, logging rights obtained, lumberjacks hired, and logs and lumber brought to far away markets.

Step into the lives of lumberjacks and lumber barons, and see how all this affected the Native Americans who lived on the land before the logging began.

Display hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Logging Days program

Join Wisconsin DNR Natural Resource Educator Julie Fox for "Wisconsin's Logging Days," a program about people from the past that shaped this area's future. Fox's talk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the library.

The talk is appropriate for all ages. There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be served.