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Historical Essay

Wooden Curling Stone

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wooden curling stone used near Lodi, Wisconsin in the 19th century. (Museum object #1957.205)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Casey FitzRandolph’s racing skin worn during the 2003-2004 World Cup speed skating events. (Museum object #2005.146.1)

Date: 1960-02-14 

Description: Portrait of Larry Bergh, Eau Claire, rising young star of the Blackhawk Ski Club jumping tournament.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter scene with six well-bundled passengers in a sleigh pulled by two horses and pulling two skiers behind. In the background are pine trees.

Photograph

Toboggan Ride

Date: 1949-09-13 

Description: Winter scene with Lawrence College students tobogganing at Rib Mountain near Wausau.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Winter scene with Mary and Nelson Ross of Ross' Teal Lake Lodge. They are posing in the snow with skis and snowshoes.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Winter scene with sleigh carrying six well-bundled passengers pulled by two horses and pulling a skier behind in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The trees are blur...

Date: 1960-02-14 

Description: Bob Immens, Chicago, takes off from ski jump at the Blackhawk Ski Club ski jumping event held at Tomahawk Ridge.

Date: 1958-01-26 

Description: Ski jumper Dale Severson of Eau Claire is shown (center right) flying and leaning high over the Tomahawk Ridge ski jump. Spectators and parked cars are in...

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Description: Letterhead of the King's Gateway Hotel of Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, with header and footer color views of the hotel and neighboring Gateway Inn. There are...

Photograph

Sledders

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Winter scene with Muriel and Laurie Peterson, the photographer's children, reflecting on the snow conditions near their home. Laurie holds the rope of a sl...

Date: 1958-01-26 

Description: Amatuer photographers and ski jumping spectators Irv Jacobsen and Forest Bakken attend the Blackhawk Ski Club's 11th annual jumping tournament. Both men ho...

Date: 1941-02-11 

Description: A couple, most likely Gerda Wank with Joe Puccetti, in the middle of an ice skating exhibition. The man is holding the woman almost parallel to the ice whi...

Photograph

Sledding

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Laurie, Muriel, and James Peterson, children of the photographer, sledding near the family home. Handwritten on reverse, "Laurie, Muriel, James Peterson, c...

Photograph

Snowshoeing

Date: 1924 

Description: A man, likely Ferdinand Hotz, on short snowshoes carrying a long walking stick and his coat. A camera case and pair of ice skates hang from straps around h...

Date: 1972-01 

Description: The World Snowmobile Championship showing the track, snowmobiles, competitors, bleachers and spectators.

Photograph

Iceboats on Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across ice towards the crews of ice yachts standing near their iceboats. There are seventeen or eighteen iceboats, and their are numbers on the sails.

Date: 1952-01-13 

Description: A group pulls a home-made Alaskan-type sled during the Boy Scouts Klondike at Glenway Golf Course.

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Description: Letterhead of the King's Gateway Hotel in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, with header and footer views of the hotel and nearby Gateway Inn in color, and overlapp...

Photograph

Women Ice Skating

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Description: Three women wearing large hats ice skating together on a pond.

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