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Description: View of several fisherman's homes on Bear Island, one of the islands that make up the Apostle Islands. An American flag flies between buildings and a dock,...
Description: Congressman David R. Obey of Wisconsin (center) holding a press conference about federal funding for education with students at Ellis School. A few journal...
Description: View across water towards jetty and dock, with three lampposts, from south east.
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Mining and lumbering provided the impetus for the development of northern Wisconsin and Ashland was ideally situated to become a leading city of the "new W...
Date: date unknown
Description: View of two schooners off the shore of Madeline Island, one of the islands that comprise the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Two large two-story houses a...
Description: This 1952 map shows the trails, roads, and railroads through the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Iron, and Vilas. Also shown are lakes, river...
Date: 1946 ca.
Description: Windsled "Hurricane Hazel" on Chequamegon. One man is sitting in the windsled, Another man is standing on the ice.
Date: 1929 ca.
Description: View of the ore dock.
Description: Teacher Dorothy Ledin teaching numbers to two pre-schoolers using a board with removable numbers and dots at Ellis School.
Description: Bird's-eye view of Ashland, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of The Apostle Islands Chequamagon Bay & Ashland, and Distances from Ashland.
Description: A family kayaks in front of rock walls at the Apostle Islands.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Office building of the First National Bank.
Description: Sigurd Olson, posing proudly, as he leaves his Ashland home for study at the University of Wisconsin. A woman stands in the doorway of a house behind him.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Postcard text reads "Mammoth Ore Docks, Ashland, Wis."
Description: View of the Chequamegon Hotel, built by the Wisconsin Central railroad interests and opened in 1877. It faced the bay and had a long series of steps leadi...
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: Two women aboard the Hull family boat, the "Lizzie W.," while it is tied to shore at one of the Apostle Islands.
Date: 1938 ca.
Description: Workers at the Ashland Daily Press.
Date: 1896 ca.
Description: Colored postcard view of "Buffalo Bill" Cody center right in white coat and hat surrounded by Native Americans in traditional garb, military personnel and...
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: Close-up of the Radisson and Groseilliers house historic site marker, commemorating the first house built in Wisconsin by white men. The house was believe...
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