Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Making a Living on the River
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 43° 37.989′ N, 89° 46.453′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Illinois Avenue near River Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Illinois Avenue, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natural Ingenuity (about 400 feet away, measured in Henry Hamilton Bennett (approx. ¼ mile away); Kilbourn City (approx. ¼ mile away); George H. Crandall (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ho-Chunk People (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Kilbourn Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Wisconsin River (approx. 0.3 miles away); River Excursions (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
Also see . . .
1. H.H. Bennett -- Wikipedia. From 1832 until 1890, every spring saw raftsmen riding their lumber to market down the Wisconsin River. Bennett had always been interested in taking a series of pictures of their activities. In 1886 dry plates had finally become reliable enough that he did not need his portable darkroom. Henry and his son Ashley made a 100-mile, week-long trip on a lumber raft. Between Kilbourn and Boscobel, Wisconsin, he took 30 pictures of the raftsmen's different activities. He then combined these with other pictures taken near Kilbourn and called the series, The Story of Raftsmen's Life on the Wisconsin. This was the first time a photographer wrote a "story" (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. The Story of Raftsmen's Life on the Wisconsin. To view several of the H.H. Bennett's views from this series, click on this website. (Submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.