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ROBB AND DAY. The 1867 Dubuque City Directory gave no address for this business although it was listed under "lumber company."

Obtaining logs from the Black, St. Croix, and Chippewa rivers in Wisconsin, the firm employing one hundred men was able to produce an estimated million feet of finished lumber in addition to shingles, laths, and pickets annually as early as 1866. (1) The lumber was sold wholesale for an estimated value of $250,000. There was also a retail trade by the company. (2)

Located at the foot of Seventh Street, the company in 1876 was renamed Ingram, Kennedy, Day. It was later incorporated as the STANDARD LUMBER COMPANY.



1. "Lumber," Dubuque Herald, April 17, 1866, p. 4

2. "Lumber Lumber," Advertisement. Dubuque Herald, June 28, 1866, p.1