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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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Indian Graveyard

Date: 1910 

Description: The Indian Graveyard at the Catholic Cemetery.

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...

Date: 1918 

Description: Men gathered around airplane. Clarence Russell? on right side.

Date: 1959-08 

Description: Madeline Island Sign (Wisconsin Official Marker) depicting the history of the island and how it recieved its name. This sign was erected in 1956.

Photograph

Our Cottage

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A family sits on a porch of a two-story cedar shake house with Lake Superior in background.

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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.

Photograph

Treaty Hall

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: George F. Thomas is holding a child and standing next to Edward F. Hansen in front of Treaty Hall in La Pointe on Madeline Island.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Group of eight adults getting in or out of a boat on an Apostle Island beach.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Wooden walkway with railings surrounded by trees.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Gaff-rigged schooner the "Lizzie W." on Lake Superior just off from the mission dock on Madeline Island.

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: American Fur Company with both Mission churches. Sketch purportedly by a Native American youth. Probably an overpainted photographic copy enlargement. Pape...

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: In-ground swimming pool behind large two-story cedar shake-sided house on Madeline Island.

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...

Date: 1956 

Description: Constructing the Madeline Island Historical Museum in La Pointe which consists of four separate buildings. L-to-r: jail; American Fur Trade storage buildin...

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: 1918 ca.

Description: Burial grounds in La Pointe.

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...

Date: 1915 

Description: Group of people setting up for a picnic on a beach at Apostle Island.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Looking down La Pointe's main street on Madeline Island. A man is walking on the board sidewalk on the left, and another person is driving a horse-drawn ve...

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