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Postcard

"Colsac I" Ferry

Date:  date unknown

Description: A close view of the Merrimac ferry "Colsac I" with a sign reading, "Stop Your Motor When Ferry Is Moving".

Date: 1925 

Description: View from shoreline towards cottage at Weigands Bay, Lake Wisconsin. A pier and several small boats are along the shore, with a man posed sitting in a rowb...

Photograph

Merrimac Ferry

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Car ferry on the Wisconsin River at Merrimac. A ferry has operated at this site since the 1840's. In 1924 the privately owned ferry was replaced by this...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View, from the north bank of the Wisconsin River, of the 1899-foot railroad bridge in Merrimac. Two women and a man are sitting on the riverbank in the for...

Photograph

Depot and Yards

Date: 1911 

Description: View across railroad tracks of the Merrimac train depot. Against the building a man poses on top of a ladder. He is repainting the exterior. There is a hou...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A general store counter at Weigands Bay. Two women are behind the counter, with boxes of cigars on display behind them. Other canned goods are on the shelv...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Main Street, showing a grocery store, restaurant, and the Up and Down Tavern.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View, from the south bank of the Wisconsin River, looking towards Merrimac, Sauk County. People are standing on the 1899-foot railroad bridge, which runs...

Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date:  

Description: Aerial view of the town, including the Wisconsin River, and the surrounding countryside.

Date:  

Description: Automobiles line up to wait for the Merrimac ferry "Colsac".

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Merrimac ferry "Colsac II" is seen on the Wisconsin River behind two signs. The signs read, "Road Closed" and "Ferry Opens April 15".

Photograph

Ferry

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A man and boy wearing hats and overalls stand on a ferry docked at the shoreline. On the ferry is a car. The far shoreline and low hills are in the backgro...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two images of ferries as printed on a postcard. The top image is the ferry "Colsac" on the Wisconsin River. The bottom image is simply described as an earl...

Photograph

Art's Tavern

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Art's Tavern.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An elevated view of house in a neighborhood.

Date: 1911 

Description: View down a Merrimac street with a brick building and horse-drawn carriages. The caption on the image reads "A Fine Business Block".

Date:  

Description: The Merrimac ferry "Colsac" with an American flag.

Photograph

Parfrey's Glen

Date: 1909 

Description: Two women pose behind a log which has fallen across the stream in Parfrey's Glen. One woman holds a small pail.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A large class stands outside a school. Front row, left to right: Stella Nuzum, unknown, unknown, unknown, Mabel Devlin, Mary Devlin, unknown, Alice Odekirk...

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