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Cliff House

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Cliff House, a resort hotel built shortly after 1872 when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Three-story frame house with balcony on each floor. There is a...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1928 

Description: View of the Black Hawk State Bank, an automotive repair and gas station and other shops. There is a car with its door open in front of the repair shop, nea...

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.

Postcard

"Colsac I" Ferry

Date:  date unknown

Description: A close view of the Merrimac ferry "Colsac I" with a sign reading, "Stop Your Motor When Ferry Is Moving".

Date: 1955 

Description: Bernard Arms's dog Tuffy plays outdoors, with Lewis Arms' 1949 Pontiac automobile parked in the grass in the background.

Photograph

General Store

Date: 1928 

Description: A general store and gas station with a car parked in front.

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Two men in a boat approach a wooden gravel bin at the construction site. Others watch from atop the structure and from the shore.

Photograph

The Grand Regatta

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." Spectators sit on the railroad bed at Devil's Lake.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down dirt road of the tourist camp with cottages. There is a building for men's and women's showers in the foreground, and a building marked "Toilet"...

Date: 1912-05-17 

Description: Workers use shovels to level fresh concrete at the base of the chutes from the high trestle. The steam powered pile driver is at work in the background.

Date: 1912-05-03 

Description: Workmen on a barge use a pulley to raise sheet steel pilings which were damaged by high water in October, 1911.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the "Texas," a small boat carrying three passengers on Devil's Lake.

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Description: Automobiles line up to wait for the Merrimac ferry "Colsac".

Date: 1911-06-19 

Description: Looking west over the Wisconsin River at the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle built for construction of the dam. Two pile drivers are seen in the...

Photograph

Old Harness Shop

Date:  

Description: View from across street of two buildings on Water Street during the 19th century. The building on the right was built in 1866 by Christian Schumm. It later...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: ,Well-dressed young couples sit in the foreground while in the background is a picket fence running along a busy road with horse and buggy traffic. Further...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man posing with a locomotive on display behind a fence at House on the Rock. The sign on the train reads: "Peter H. Burno. Mighty in Strength & Endurance...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: "The Grand Regatta, at Devil's Lake, June 21st & 22nd, 1877." A stereograph showing spectators gathered behind the starter's cannon on Devil's Lake.

Photograph

Philbrick Garage

Date: 1939 

Description: An exterior view of the Philbrick Garage, a Ford dealership and Cities Service filling station located at 207 Third Avenue. A sign advertises Quaker State...

Postcard

Catholic Church

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of an elevated view across street of the front of the Catholic Church, which is a large, stone building. There is a belfry on the lef...

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