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Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Nebraska Row on the lakeshore of the west side of La Pointe, showing houses, roads and piers. Nebraska Row was started in 1899 when summer r...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Elizabeth Baker and Anne Ashley gathering raspberries and getting milk on the road to Grant's Point on Madeline Island.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View from lake of the summer homes on Nebraska Row along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Group of people sitting on sandstone on Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. People from l. to r.: E.H., Florence Baker, Dot Ross, Louise Baker, Harie Ross, a...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: One-story house with a stone chimney in the woods.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two women sitting in dog cart on dirt street in front of boardwalk. La Pointe Village School is in the background. Dog team belongs to Tom Stahl.

Photograph

Raspberry Island

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Elevated view of wooden boats at Raspberry Island (or Devil's Island) dock with picnickers on shore. The "Lizzie W' and Nelson Angus, A.G. Hull, Elsie Toug...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a woman standing on lawn of the Woods mansion on Nebraska Row. Bayfield is visible on the opposite mainland shore of Lake Superior.

Photograph

Modern Windsled

Date: 1954-05 

Description: Windsled used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield. This image appeared in Ross' book, "La Pointe: Village Outpost".

Date: 1916 

Description: The Old Mission Congregational Church. The church was built in 1832 for a mission founded by Frederick Ayer in 1830. It is said to be the oldest Protestant...

Photograph

Old Mission Church

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of the Congregational Church, a.k.a. Old Mission Church. The interior walls are covered with cedar trees.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Woods' Manor on shores of Madeline Island. The manor was built in 1900 for summer resident Colonel Frederick Woods from Nebraska.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View from the lake of the summer homes on Nebraska Row along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The water tower and church steeple are visible on the far righ...

Date: 1949-04 

Description: Two men standing on dock watching the "Penguine" and the "Apostle Island" breaking the ice around the La Pointe dock.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: People gathered around picket fence in front of a decorated St. Joseph's Catholic Church in La Pointe on Madeline Island.

Date: 1904 before

Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...

Date:  date unknown

Description: St. Joseph's Catholic Church built in 1841 by Father Frederick Baraga (later Bishop), who established his mission in 1835. A small log church was commenced...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of cottages and Mission dock on Lake Superior on Madeline Island.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Congregational Church. The church was built in 1832 for a mission founded by Frederick Ayer in 1830. It is said to be the oldest Protestant...

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