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Feeding the Loggers

Circa 1886

Oh là là! With this many French-named cooks in the kitchen, we imagine it was Frog Legs and Escargot every day for the hardworking loggers of the St. Croix Boom Company!

Information with the photo reads:”The cooks in the cook-house of the St. Croix Boom Company at Stillwater, Minnesota, on the St. Croix River in 1886. Back row left to right, Tim Harvieux, C. A. Parent, D. Sicard, E. Carufel, O. Payette, Henri Harvieux. Front row left to right, E. Payette, W. Sicard, Wm. Bergeron, F. O. Harvieux. Photo by Ed C. Fisher of St. Paul, Minnesota. Collected by John Runk, photographer, Stillwater, Minn. U.S.A.”

This photo and other photos in the John Runk Photo Collection can be viewed anytime the library is open in the St. Croix Collection room. The library also has many resources on the lumber industry and its history in Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley.