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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: 1898 ca.

Description: Old Mission Residence at La Pointe, Madeline Island.

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"Gar-How" Ferry

Date: 1973-05-16 

Description: View of the ferry "Gar-How" taken from on board the ferry "Island Queen" while both were docked at Madeline Island. The "Gar-How" was named after Howard Ru...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from boat of the Coast Guard ship at La Pointe. A shoreline is in the far background.

Date: 1854-07 

Description: Map of La Pointe.

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...

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Indian Graveyard

Date: 1910 

Description: The Indian Graveyard at the Catholic Cemetery.

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La Pointe Town Hall

Date: 1973-05-16 

Description: Front view of the La Pointe Town Hall on Madeline Island.

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Old Mission Inn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Inn, originally built as a mission house in 1832 by the Congregational mission established by Frederick Ayer in 1830. In later years furthe...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Mrs. Saxon in buggy with umbrella being pulled by her horse named Trixie.

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...

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Haecker House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Woods family sitting in yard outside house on Nebraska Row, La Pointe, Madeline Island. The house was built in 1904. Left to right: Twins Tom & Henry W...

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.

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: Colonel and Mrs. Woods (right center) arriving on Madeline Island dock for summer visit. Thomas Stahl and his dog team (at left), loading luggage into dog...

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Cedar Cottage

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Porch on house known as Cedar Cottage, located near Grant's Point on southern Madeline Island.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Picnic on beach of one of the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. Image includes Mrs. Chute, Mrs. Webb., Mrs. Hull, H.W. Rogers and Mr. Chute.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of the Congregational Church on Madeline Island. The ceiling and walls are paneled in birchbark.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: View of the two-story, wood shingle, lake shore home, Woods Manor, a part of Nebraska Row on Madeline Island. In the foreground is a swimming pool surround...

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Old Mission Inn

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from water of the Old Mission Inn on the shore of Lake Superior in La Pointe on Madeline Island. Dwelling to the left is a portion of the lower dormit...

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Tennis Friends

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Four men and three women posing on Hull's tennis court.

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