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Panorama of Madison

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Panoramic elevated view to the northeast from the Capitol Square.

Date: 1965 

Description: Street corner with old Dolly Madison Dairies buildings.

Date: 1926 

Description: View from wooden bridge of a log cabin in the woods towards group of people. Two women standing at the end of the bridge, another woman stands on the front...


Description: The disconnection sways,
rings out the moving targets racing with the mind in mathematic sound
that vanish in the distance and then appear again


Downtown Theresa

Date: 1975 

Description: A view of downtown.

Date: 1911 

Description: View down middle of street in a commercial business district. A bakery, a doctor's office and a grocery are on the left. The Opera House, another doctor's...

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

Date: 1922 

Description: Elevated view across water of a stone building next to an earthen dam on the La Crosse River. There is an archway on the side of the building at the river...


Catholic Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View up a road towards the front of the catholic church, which has a steeple and belfry. The double door entrance has an arched stained glass window, and a...


The Boddens

Date: 1987-08 

Description: Ralph and Phyllis Bodden pose on their farm.

Historical Essay

Newhall House Hotel Fire

The Tragedy of January 10, 1883

Read about the tragic fire that burned down Milwaukee landmark, the Newhall House Hotel, leaving 76 dead.


Description: Far out

The last report on peace to reach us here
was neither a promise nor easy Faith

but the hardest of all, the waiting for never


Description: Either way, the sides are bridged,
from wine to water, cutting back to wine

Paradoxical appointments, anticipated hour —

No one event can...

Date: 1960 

Description: New residential construction on the outer southwest edge of Madison.

Date: 1963 

Description: Street view at sunrise, looking uphill towards commercial buildings.

From Whaling to Coal Burning

Discover how man-made lighting has become a common part of our everyday lives.


Power Plant and Dam

Date: 1922 

Description: Elevated view of the power plant and dam on the Wisconsin River. Two workers are walking near the center. On the opposite shoreline are fields and tree-cov...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A man wearing a suit and hat is standing in a roadway through "the narrows." In the background is a steep ridge. Also in the background are stacks of wood...

Historical Essay

Electrical Power

How Wisconsin Became an Electrical Pioneer

Discover the electrical innovations that made Wisconsin one of America's most important electric centers

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View down middle of a tree-lined residential street. Power lines run along the curb on both sides of the street. There are wide terraces, sidewalks, and la...

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