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    • Chow time at boom camp in Champlin, Minnesota

    • 1904 - 1906
    • Logging crew are having a meal on the Mississippi River on the downriver side of Anoka-Champlin Bridge. Food was prepared in the wannigan in the background. Dr. Kline's sanitarium is across the river to the right of the bridge.
    • Anoka County Historical Society
    • Wannigans on the Mississippi River, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • These boats were towed upstream to the furthest point of the logging operation and then floated downstream as the timber crews worked the logs down the river. This practice kept the bunkhouse and cook shanties close to where the men were working.
    • Anoka County Historical Society

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