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View these 19th-century panoramic, detailed maps of Wisconsin communities.

Date: 1910-09-24 

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,...

Date: 1978 

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...

Photograph

Ashland Pier

Date: 1962-09-14 

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...

Date: 1952 

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.

Photograph

Ore Dock

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: View of the ore dock.

Date: 1978 

Description: Teacher Dorothy Ledin teaching numbers to two pre-schoolers using a board with removable numbers and dots at Ellis School.

Date: 1886 

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.

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Description: A family kayaks in front of rock walls at the Apostle Islands.

Photograph

First National Bank

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Office building of the First National Bank.

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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.

Postcard

Ore Docks

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Postcard text reads "Mammoth Ore Docks, Ashland, Wis."

Photograph

Chequamegon Hotel

Date: 1888 

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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