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Photograph

Post Office

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Description: Image of a stagecoach full of people outside the post office on snow-covered ground, waiting to leave town. Text on image reads, "Stage, Leaving Arbor Vita...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View from street of a two-story "boomtown" style building which was the residence of Francis Johnson, teacher at the Mayo School, District No. 1, Town of W...

Date: 1911-05 

Description: Trout Lake was the site of the first forest planting or nursery. This camp was at the north end of Trout Lake.

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Description: Two women and an infant represent three generations of an Indian family. They are posing at the steps of the Health Center, where they are to attend Mother...

Map or Atlas

Vilas County Map

Date: 1969-01 

Description: A map of Vilas county in northern Wisconsin.

Photograph

Young Boys in Boat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two boys, probably brothers, using a small boat with outboard motor.

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Description: A wooded lakeside scene at Wilsie's WHite Birch Lodge including a small bridge and a footpath leading to picnic tables.

Photograph

The School at Work

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Students work at their desks in the Mayo School, District No. 1. A row of books forms the foreground; history lessons from the time of reconstruction after...

Date: 1914 

Description: This 1914 map shows the soil types in Vilas County, Wisconsin, and adjoining areas in Oneida, Forest, and Iron counties. Also depicted are the township and...

Photograph

Cranberry Harvest

Date: 1989 

Description: Cranberry harvest at Manitowish Waters.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Winter scene with sleigh carrying six well-bundled passengers pulled by two horses and pulling a skier behind in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The trees are blur...

Photograph

Preparing a Muskie

Date: 1972-08-09 

Description: Two women stuffing a muskellunge with rice at the Musky Jamboree. Both women wear colorful flower print shirts. One woman wears a Boulder Junction Booster...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: This building was used for cooking and eating. The clothesline on the left has clothes hanging on it. Neal Harrington has written on the postcard:

"Trout...

Date: 1990 ca.

Description: The Little Bohemia Lodge where John Dillinger and his gang escaped from the FBI after a shootout in 1934. The lodge was visited by members of the crew for...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Interior view of the living room in the Buck Inn at Lost Lake Resort.

Photograph

The Inventor

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Joe Mietus, 16, poses at the Mayo School, District No. 1. On the reverse of the photograph is written, "Has invented several home made farm tools. Also has...

Date: 1959 

Description: Color postcard of an aerial view of town. There is a lake in the background in the upper left.

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Description: Exterior view of the Raven, a humble cottage in the woods at Wilsie's White Birch Lodge.

Photograph

Camp 2

Date: 1912 

Description: Probably a view of a ranger camp house. There is a ladder propped outside at the front, and there is a broken window with temporary board repairs. Two men...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: This early 20th century map shows the soil types in Vilas County, Wisconsin, and adjoining areas in Oneida, Forest, Iron, and Price counties. Also depicted...

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