I am still sorting my Park Falls information about the paper mill.
And while I have the folders open, I wondered about the sawmills.
Here's a picture of the Waterhole spur of the Soo Line that followed the west bank of the Flambeau River.
The name Waterhole referred to how low it was to river level. (I drew it with a dark line on my traces below.)
There's an old sawmill building in the distance, to the left of the red Soo GP30.
Here's a simple map with letters A, B, C, and lumbering railroads 1 and 2.
And I didn't trace many side tracks.
I think A = Edward Hines Hardwood & Hemlock Co.
And track 2 is for Roddis and they ran for a long ways east.
The Soo Line and Omaha are on the lower left of my map.
Here's part of the 1939 aerial photo.
(From the aerial mapping photos from 1938 and 1939 of Wisconsin.
I marked my A, B, C; and 1 and 2 on it.
There's a lot of lumber drying piles.
Here's my picture of 1975 Park Falls on a very hazy July day.
Looking south. . . . and made from a print from a Kodak 110 size camera.
(This is from an airplane, not a kite)
I marked the A, B, C letters on it.
C is now the location of the football field of the high school.
The lumber company railroad river crossing of the Flambeau River is on the left of this picture.
The pulp wood yard occupies space that once was a sawn lumber drying yard.
|And comparing this to Google Earth pictures in 2012, several buildings have been removed since the 1970's.|
I have gone back to an old photo program to get smaller file sizes for pictures for a web page.
Some might get blurry if you zoom in a lot. But it saves space for the server and downloads very fast.
If you want the full size picture, please contact me. An e-address is in the box on my index page.
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.
This page was wrote in June, 2012.