Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: date unknown
Description: Elevated view of Second Street and surrounding area during a flood of the Ohio River. Some buildings are submerged up to their roof lines and the street r...
Description: Workers maneuver a load of gravel into a concrete mixer at the plant on the east bank of the river. The east abutment is in the foreground, left.
Description: A view through the runway (tunnel) cast into the concrete structure of the power dam at Prairie du Sac.
Date: 1903-06 ca.
Description: A group of people, Syl among them, watch a man with a performing dog in a wicker suitcase. Railroad tracks and power lines are in the background.
Description: Workers pose inside the coffer dam. The narrow gauge railroad is behind them. One of the pile drivers is in the background. A bare area on the bluff in...
Date: 1933 ca.
Description: View looking down middle of street, with a row of trees along the sidewalk on the left, and on the right utility poles, and a sign for the Park Hotel. In t...
Description: An overview of the power dam construction site from the west, showing the elevated trestle, coffer dam, and steam pile drivers. The concrete plant is visi...
Description: "As a result of the storm some farms did not have electricity for five days. A generator was shared by many farmers and was moved from farm to farm so that...
Description: Forms have been removed from the first concrete poured for the power house in the northeast corner of the coffer dam. Men pour concrete from rail cars on...
Description: A view down an unpaved road lined with utility poles. On the left is a sidewalk and a house partially hidden by trees.
Description: Rural electrification survey map of Waushara county in Springwater township.
The Tragedy of January 10, 1883
Description: Men stand in the completed draft tubes after removal of the steel forms.
Date: 1911 ca.
Description: View down railroad tracks of a depot and yards in Ableman. The depot is in the background, among other industrial and commercial buildings.
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: Main street lined with storefronts, horse-drawn carts and pedestrians. Electric lights hang over the street. Business signs read: "J.H. Kreiling Tailor" "J...
Description: 1893 calendar, with the months of August & September. Features an illustration of a woman holding a light. Around her are books, telescope, and other objec...
Description: View looking down First Avenue, with shops on the left and small houses on the right. Automobiles are parked along both sides of the street. The signs pai...
Description: Interior view of the power house with the Allis-Chalmers generators installed.
Description: Two women and a man pose among the timber pilings near the east shore of the river. Wooden concrete forms and two buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: 1915 before
Description: A group of workers pose on the east bank of the Wisconsin River at the power dam contruction site. One man strums his shovel like a banjo; another stands...
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2015 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706