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Dells Landing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the Dells boat landing building with people on the balcony. There is a steamboat near the dock.

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Description: Kilbourn. Broadway before fire in 1866.

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Dell House

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Description: Dell House in Wisconsin Dells vicinity, built in 1828.

Date: 1877 

Description: View of the lower level of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad bridge at the Wisconsin Dells that would have been used by pedestrians and horse-d...

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Description: Kilbourn, Superior Street bridge in Happy Hollow. Two men standing on bridge. Buildings and stacked lumber in background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The steamboat "Winnebago" with passengers in front of the Dells Boat Landing.

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Hile House

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: View from across road of the Hile House. This is where the actress and Confederate spy Belle Boyd died on June 11, 1900, in the front room, over the office...

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

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Description: View of rock formations along the Wisconsin River. Several sets of wooden stairs are built into the landforms and lead down to the river.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across lawn of the Pine Grove Hotel, a two to three-story building with a large, wrap-around porch. There are pine trees and a lawn swing in the yard....

Date: 1930 

Description: A man and four women pose at the exterior of a log cabin with a "chateau" sign over the entrance.

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H.H. Bennett Studio

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Description: Exterior view of the H.H. Bennett Studio storefront, in Kilbourn (former name of the Wisconsin Dells). A display case of Bennett's images is on the wooden...

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Description: View across lawn of a cottage at Buckminster Rooms and Cottage. There are striped awnings on the windows. A barn is in the background.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Group of tourists and crew members on the bow deck of the DELL QUEEN, an excursion boat that operated on the Wisconsin River at Wisconsin Dells.

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Description: Street scene featuring the Ford Garage and the Bowman Bank. Several cars are parked in front of the buildings.

Date: 1926 

Description: View of the main house at Kriegl Farm Resort. There is a family of five posed on the lawn. A hammock is tied to the trees on the right. More people stand o...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from road of the entry drive with stone walls on each side, leading to the Riverdale Resort. The main building is on the right across the lawn.

Date: 1927 

Description: The general store and boat tour ticket selling counter. A man and a dog are posing in the foreground.

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Barbecue Restaurant

Date:  date unknown

Description: Roadside restaurant with painted lettering in the windows promoting sandwiches, bakery, ice cream and cold drinks. The brick building next door is unidenti...

Date: 1927 

Description: Two small wood-frame cottages behind the main building at Black Oaks. A section of the porch of the main building is on the far right.

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