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

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Central Railroad train on White River Bridge, with crew posing on top of cars. The bridge was 1600 feet long and 110 feet above the water. In 187...

Date: 1908 

Description: Map shows acreages, roads, railroads, and swamps in parts of Vilas and Oneida counties. The map is a Sanborn map, a type of map that was originally used to...

Photograph

First National Bank

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Main entrance to the First National Bank Building.

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Description: An illustration titled "The Battle of the Brule" based on an 1840's battle between the Ojibwe and Dakota Sioux over territory in the Ashland, Wisconsin are...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: This map is pen, pencil, and watercolor on paper and shows land ownership by name, local streets, railroads, and part of Chequamegon Bay. The map includes...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View of the Radisson-Groseilliers house historic site marker in the vicinity of Ashland. The marker was unveiled at the mouth of Fish Creek on October 25,...

Photograph

First National Bank

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Office building of the First National Bank.

Photograph

White River Bridges

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of a railroad train crossing a bridge over the famous White River near Ashland. In the foreground is an open automobile crossing the ri...

Drawing

Radisson Cabin

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of the Radisson cabin, the first house built by a white man in Wisconsin. It was built between 1650 and 1660 on Chequamegon Bay, in the vicinit...

Photograph

Dodd's Hospital

Date:  date unknown

Description: Training school for nurses.

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

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Hull family boarding the "Lizzie W." from one of the Apostle Islands.

Photograph

Chequamegon Hotel

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View of the Chequamegon Hotel, built 1872 - 1875.

Date: 1950-06-15 

Description: View of outhouses in a wooded area.

Postcard

Second Street

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: View of Second Street, looking east.

Photograph

Ashland Pier

Date: 1962-09-14 

Description: View across water towards jetty and dock, with three lampposts, from south east.

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1907-01-08 

Description: Long exterior view of the front facade and side of the two-story, brick Post Office. A store and barn with silo are visible on the right. A group of people...

Date: 1936 

Description: Elevated view of logs tugged across Lake Superior to the harbor at Ashland.

Date: 1890 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Ashland, viewed from Lake Superior, with insets of Prentice Park and Fishery. Population 16,000. Increase in Ten Years, 11,000.

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