October 28, 1851 - December 26, 1927William Irvine was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He came to the Chippewa Valley when he was 14 years old to work for his brother-in-law, who was captain of a raft boat towing lumber from Chippewa Falls to Mississippi River points. He worked as a watchman, clerk, scaler and lumber salesman until 1885 when he became manager of Frederick Weyerhaeuser's Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. In its time it was the largest sawmill under one roof in the world.
|Placed By||The Chippewa County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 626218 N 4978509|
|Decimal Degrees||44.94881667, -91.39998333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 56.929', W 91° 23.999'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 56' 55.74" N, 91° 23' 59.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-798 Wolfe Dr, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US|
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