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Date: 1921 

Description: A woman and her dog meet the mail carrier in his delivery boat at the end of a pier on the west shore of Fox Lake.

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Three Taylor brothers pose in a line wearing bathing suits. Behind them is a cottage and a lake. The shadow of the photographer can be seen on the lawn.

Photograph

Henry Mathews

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Henry Mathews, 1866-1941, an early African American resident, holding the tools of his trade in front of a painted backdrop. He was a stone mas...

Date: 1997-08-15 

Description: "We dine at the Buckhorn Restaurant. A half order of Lake Perch is only $5.00." From left to right; Ralph Widmer, Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker, Rudy Heinecke, Joh...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Mrs. E.W. Brandel sits in a rocking chair on the porch at Fox Lake leaning on the edge of a table. She has a book on her lap and Max the family dog is at h...

Date: 2004-08-06 

Description: "At the Knotty Pine Lodge, Cheryl was our waitress. We also had guest Kay Hren and Mike and She Lovell."

Date: 1900 

Description: Downer College students working in a laboratory in which a human skeleton, a frog, a bat and stuffed birds are displayed.

Date: 1922 

Description: A woman holds a young woman (Mary Brandel?) in her arms in front of their cottage at Fox Lake. Two other people can be seen on the left.

Date: 2003-10-03 

Description: "The Wharf is located in Fox Lake."

Date: 1891 

Description: "Recitation Room" at Downer College.

Date: 2003-10-03 

Description: "Diane was our waitress when we visited The Wharf in Fox Lake." From left to right; Diane, Shirley Widmer, John Bodden, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.

Date: 1997-08-15 

Description: "The Buckhorn Restaurant is located several miles southeast of Fox Lake on Cty. Tr. A." From left to right; John Bodden, Ralph Widmer, Shirley Widmer, Rudy...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This manuscript map, likely drawn in the 1930s, shows Fox Lake, in Dodge County, Wisconsin, and the roads and resorts in the vicinity.

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Mary Brandel poses on a weathered log, with fields, fence, and buildings in the background.

Date: 1922 

Description: A woman playfully spins another woman (probably her daughter) in a yard in front of a house. There is a lake in the background.

Date: 1891 

Description: "Society Room" at Downer College. The view from the back shows chairs lined up in rows, a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, and a piano against the wall...

Date: 1921 

Description: International 15-30 H.P tractor running an International 28 x 46 thresher on a rural farm. The tractor was purchased by Oscar Krueger in 1920. The threshe...

Date: 1927-06 

Description: A boy in bare feet and overalls fishes off a pier at Fox Lake. The lake and far shoreline are in the background.

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

Date: 1934-04 

Description: A shirtless man stands, hands in pockets, behind a white picket fence near the Brandel family cottage. A lake can be seen in the background.

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