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Date: 1926 

Description: Beach on the Wisconsin River. There is a group of bathers in the water, and a group of tourists on a nearby rock. A steamboat is passing by in the distance...

Date: 1959-09 ca.

Description: Contract Signing for Wisconsin Dells Minirama. The man on the left is a banker, the man with eyeglasses is Ted Saunders, and the women are Ruth Dyer and Mi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The main building at Riverdale Resort. Three children are sitting on a bench on the lawn. Awnings are on all the windows, and there is a screened-in porch.

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Description: Recruiting poster that reads "302 Dollars or 402 Dollars for Veterans will be paid for Volunteers for the 10th Wis. Regiment".

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indian woman in traditional dress. The woman stands on stone steps, surrounded by flowers and trees.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two cottages at Riverdale Resort. There is a group of guests in the screened-in porch in the cottage on the left. Behind the tree in the center is a water...

Date: 1933 

Description: Three woman bathers in the in-ground swimming pool. Each corner has an electric lamppost. There is a water tower on a hilltop in the distance.

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, circa 1929. Camp ground at Indian Hill Pageant near Highway 13.

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Description: Unidentified group of people walking at Kilbourn railroad park. Trees and buildings beyond.

Date: 1930 

Description: Hand-colored group portrait of Camp Fire girls and a man dressed in Ojibwa-style floral embroidered/beaded clothing and a Plains Indian feathered headdress...

Property Record

N381 US HWY 12 & 16

Community: Wisconsin Dells

County: Sauk

Historic Name: Rocky Arbor State Park

Reference Number: 225741

Date: 1955-10 ca.

Description: Interior of refreshment stand of the Winnebago Drive-In Theatre.

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the manmade river it was founded on. Links to pictures.

Date: 1944 

Description: Two people walk down the driveway of the Dell View Hotel on a winter day. The photo was taken by Ruth Bennett Dyer.

Date: 1879 

Description: Old Abe, the Wisconsin War eagle, is perched outdoors with his wings stretched a little, on a stars and stripes shield near a cannon with a flag in the bac...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across lawn and driveway of cottages at the Schofield Hotel. "Idleawyle" is on the left, and "Hummingbird" is on the right. Flowers are planted next t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Wisconsin River, with a beach on the left. In the distance is a tree-covered hill.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Apollo No. 1 Steamboat at Dells Landing, Kilbourn. Second steamboat beyond. Canoe at edge of river in foreground. Also visible is a bridge, and Munger's Mi...

Date: 1927 

Description: The campsites among the trees and tall grass at Riverview Campground. A few tents are set up, and a group of guests are around a picnic table.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Log cabin with a stone chimney and screened-in porch among tall grass at Riverdale Resort.

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