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John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack

John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack
John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack
Paperback: $12.95
80 pages, 50 B& W images, 1 map, 7 x 9
ISBN: 9780870206986

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By John Zimm

Experience the adventures and tough life of a lumberjack in this newest addition to the Badger Biographies Series. Author John Zimm leads young readers on a journey through the lumbering heyday of Wisconsin’s North Woods as witnessed by lumberman John Nelligan, whose writings were the basis for John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack.

Born in 1852, Nelligan rose through the lumberjack ranks, starting out as a humble laborer and working his way up to foreman. He worked and lived in Maine, Pennsylvania, and even Canada before coming to Wisconsin in 1871. Learn what surviving and sawing wood for a living was like many years ago—from the story of one Wisconsin man who lived it!


John Zimm is a historian and author based in southern Wisconsin. Zimm is the editor of Blue Men and River Monsters: Folklore of the North, The Wisconsin Historical Society, and This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home. He has also written many articles for the "Wisconsin Magazine of History". He works as an editor at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and lives in Waunakee, Wisconsin.