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Photograph

Cliff House Inn

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A copy of an original photograph by H.H. Bennett of the Cliff House Inn at Devil's Lake as seen from the beach. Abraham Lincoln is reported to have slept h...

Date: 1921-9-10

County: Sauk

City: Baraboo

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: Baraboo marching band leading the procession in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade.

Photograph

Energee Gas Station

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View from street of a cement block building housing an Energee brand gas station and Ben Doty's Tire Service. Next door on the right is Mueller's Garage, a...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View down street of cars and trucks parked along Third Street in this view looking East across Oak Street. The First National Bank, left, is diagonally acr...

Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the Circus Train.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Women in hats in foreground, with railroad tracks below and sign that says, "Look out for the cars", and "While the bell rings the whistle blows." Very lik...

Date: 1922 

Description: View of Devil's Lake from the shore of the Kirkland Hotel, located at the southeast corner of the lake. There is building, perhaps a boathouse, on the shor...

Photograph

Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View features a dirt street, an opera house on the right, storefronts, horse-drawn vehicles, several pedestrians walking on the sidewalks bordering the str...

Postcard

Hotel Warren

Date: 1907 

Description: Photographic postcard of exterior view from street of the stone hotel on a corner. Large awnings are over the first floor windows. Decorative ironwork is o...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the "Texas," a small boat carrying three passengers on Devil's Lake.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The circus wagon "Cinderella" parked outdoors.

Date: 1948-08-14 

Description: Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus float in Sauk County's Wisconsin Centennial Parade on street downtown with a large crowd in the street and park...

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: A trail leading into Parfrey's Glen in Devil's Lake State Park. Parfrey's Glen was Wisconsin's first State Natural Area in 1952.

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Description: Exterior of the Al. Ringling Theater.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of the Warner Memorial Road in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees line both sides of the road, and there is a stone wall on the left. The...

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Description: Lewis Arms sits on a wagon at Bernard Arms's farm.

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View features a dirt street, dwellings, a horse-drawn vehicle, sidewalks, power lines, and many trees. In the background is a hill with what appears to be...

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