The Footprints Of A Wisconsin Lumber Executive

The Footprints Of A Wisconsin Lumber Executive

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ISBN-13: 9780595161249
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Forwordxv
Acknowledgmentxix
Introductionxxi
Chapter 1The Lumber Industry of 19th Century Wisconsin3
I.Introduction3
II.Geographical Considerations4
A.Lumber Resource4
B.Area Topography6
III.Industrial Considerations7
A.Evolution of Production7
B.Logging and the Logging Camps8
C.Shipping Factor10
D.Milling Process16
IV.Political, Cultural and Economic Environment18
A.United States Land Policy18
B.Climate of Land Speculation21
C.Economic Ups and Downs24
D.Culture of Mill Operators26
V.The Decline of the Industry28
VI.Retrospective31
Chapter 2The Rise and Fall of The Knapp, Stout & Co. Company41
I.Introduction41
II.The Red Cedar Valley43
A.The Geography43
B.The early Milling History44
III.The Partnership47
A.Partners of the Firm47
1.William Wilson47
2.John Holly Knapp49
3.Andrew Tainter50
4.Henry L. Stout51
5.Other lesser Knowns53
B.Partnership Evolution54
C.Partnership Function55
IV.Corporate Operations59
A.Vertical Diversification61
1.Land Acquisitions61
2.Lumber Camps69
3.The Mills72
4.The Shipping Fleet79
5.The Marketing Proces84
B.Horizontal Diversification85
1.The Stores86
2.The Farm88
3.The Banking89
4.Postal and Transport89
5.Hotels89
6.Publishing90
C.Corporate Culture91
1.Internal Impact91
2.External Impact95
V.Political Influence100
A.Public Office100
B.Influence on Public Policy and Institutions104
VI.The Growth of the Firm106
IX.Retrospective110
A.Obstacles110
B.Fatal Blows114
C.Epilogue116
Chapter 3Historic Developments and Remaining Remnants143
I.Introduction143
II.The Influence of Reforestation143
III.Knapp-Stout Influence on Place-Names144
A.Knapp, Wisconsin145
B.Poskins, Wisconsin145
C.Street and Park Names145
D.Tainter, Wisconsin146
E.Tainter Lake/ Lower Tainter Lake146
F.Wilson, Wisconsin146
G.Wilson Creek147
H.Wisconsin-Stout, University of147
IV.Knapp-Stout Influence on Place-History147
A.Regions147
1.Barron County, Wisconsin147
2.Chippewa and Red Cedar Valleys148
3.Dunn County, Wisconsin149
4.Lake Chetek149
5.Rice Lake149
6.Rusk County150
7.Sawyer County, Wisconsin150
8.Turtle Lake150
9.Washburn County, Wisconsin151
B.Communities151
1.Chetek, Wisconsin151
2.Downsville, Wisconsin152
3.Dunnville, Wisconsin153
4.Dubuque, Iowa155
5.Ft. Madison, Iowa156
6.Menomonie, Wisconsin156
a.Economic Development158
b.The Post Office158
c.Education159
d.Hotels159
e.Banking160
f.Fire Protection160
g.Entertainment161
h.Publication162
i.Religions of the Community163
j.Incorporation166
k.Growth of the City167
l.City Government167
7.Prairie Farm, Wisconsin169
8.Rice Lake, Wisconsin170
9.Stout Grove, Crescent City, California172
10.Tainter, Wisconsin/Moore Farm172
11.Waubeek, Wisconsin173
V.Retrospective174
Chapter 4Profile of a Nineteenth Century Visionary181
I.Introduction181
II.Moving West183
III.The Fort Madison Years185
A.Historical Context185
1.The Black Hawk War185
2.The Founding of the Town188
B.The Wilson's Arrival191
C.Transitions194
1.Angeline Hale and Family195
2.Contemplation of a Career Move197
IV.The Wisconsin Years198
A.Birth of a Town198
B.Profile of a Visionary200
1.The Man200
a.Vision with Good Judgment200
b.Purposeful Tenacity202
c.Physical Attributes203
2.Social Prominence203
a.Politics203
b.Noblesse Oblesse209
c.Family Charities211
3.His Legacy213
V.Epilogue214
A.The Last Days214
B.Retrospective215
Chapter 5The War of Rebellion231
I.Introduction231
II.Wisconsin's Role in the War Between the States231
III.The Wilsons go to War236
A.William Wilson236
B.William Evans236
C.Eliza Wilson237
D.Martin Hale Wilson237
IV.The Sixth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment238
V.The Fifth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment242
A.Battle of Williamsburg248
B.Seven Days Campaign258
1.Gaines' Mill261
2.Malvern Hill266
VI.Conclusion270
Chapter 6The Evolution of the Wilson Family283
I.Introduction283
A.Family Configuration283
B.Family's Resources284
II.Thomas Blair Wilson287
A.Formative Years287
B.Family287
C.Career288
D.Later Years289
III.Eliza Wilson291
IV.Martin Hale Wilson292
A.Introduction292
B.The Early Years293
C.Spouses294
1.Emma F. Stokes294
2.Lynda D. Plemon295
a.Early Life295
b.The Marriage296
D.Livelihood296
E.Family Matters300
1.Wilson Culture and Breeding301
2.Family Religion304
3.Family Resources and Philanthropy307
F.Final Years310
V.Jane Hale Wilson LaPointe312
VI.Mary Wilson McLean312
VII.William Wilson, Jr.312
VIII.Ellen Kellogg Wilson Mead312
IX.Angeline Wilson Stout314
A.Introduction314
B.Family Portrait315
1.Her Spouse, James Stout315
2.The Family316
3.The Rise to Political Prominence317
4.Philanthropy318
5.The Later Years320
C.Other Significant Family Members321
1.Henry Lane Stout321
2.Frank Stout326
3.Fannie Stout328
X.Sarah Wilson Harris329
About the Author341
Appendix A343
Appendix B455
Appendix C469
Index475

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