Henry Cleveland PUTNAM

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Philanthropist

AmericanBorn Henry Cleveland PUTNAM

American philanthropist and lumber baron in the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin

Born on March 06, 1832 in Madison, New York, USA , United States

Died on January 25, 1912

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Henry Putnam was born in Madison, New York. As a young worker, he was first employed as a civil engineer by various railroads in New York and the South. In 1855 he moved to Wisconsin, settling in Hudson, where he did surveying and was connected with the North Wisconsin and the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien railroads.



Putnam moved to Eau Claire on May 23, 1857, and became a clerk at the federal land office. Through his control of this office, Putnam became a powerful force in the Chippewa Valley pinery. One of the most successful land agents and promoters in the area, his knowledge of the Chippewa pine lands brought him the business of lumbermen like Frederick Weyerhaeuser and pinelands dealers like Henry W. Sage and Cornell University.

...   Henry Putnam was born in Madison, New York. As a young worker, he was first employed as a civil engineer by various railroads in New York and the South. In 1855 he moved to Wisconsin, settling in Hudson, where he did surveying and was connected with the North Wisconsin and the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien railroads.



Putnam moved to Eau Claire on May 23, 1857, and became a clerk at the federal land office. Through his control of this office, Putnam became a powerful force in the Chippewa Valley pinery. One of the most successful land agents and promoters in the area, his knowledge of the Chippewa pine lands brought him the business of lumbermen like Frederick Weyerhaeuser and pinelands dealers like Henry W. Sage and Cornell University.



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