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Learn about the development of professional sports teams in Wisconsin in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Laurie Carlson Rink

Date: 1956-11-26 

Description: Laurie Carlson, skip; William Marling Jr., Byron Ostby, and John Anderson are members of the Laurie Carlson rink, who won the first event in the finals of...

Date: 1956-03-24 

Description: Group portrait of members of the Joe Baer rink after accomplishing a rare feat in Madison Curling Club's bonspiel match. The men include, from left: Elmer...

Photograph

Madison Toories

Date: 1953-02-18 

Description: Members of the Madison Toories, the women's auxilliary of the Madison Curling Club, pose with their brooms and stones. Left to right: Frances Sanford, Cha...

Date: 1952-01-04 

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Deane Woody and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Sanford, members of the Deane Woody curling rink of Madison, pose at the second annual mixed bonspiel spons...

Photograph

Curling Bonspiel

Date: 1956-12-28 

Description: Kay Bogue rink of Portage, at the Madison bonspiel. Pictured are Kay Bogue, Helen Bennett, Joan Trickey, and Kathy Haas.

Photograph

Bonspiel Banquet

Date: 1958-02-28 

Description: Group portrait of curlers from Portage, one of 32 rinks participating in the Badger Bonspiel and banquet. Shown left to right: Mrs. Harold Russell, Mrs. Ha...

Photograph

Badger Bonspiel

Date: 1958-02-15 

Description: Portrait of Myrtle Jamieson, general chairman of the fifth annual Badger Bonspiel which will take place at the Madison Curling Club.

Date: 1960-01-20 

Description: Portrait of three members of the John Curtis Rink from Madison West High School, winners of the third event in the Madison Invitational Prep Curling Bonspi...

Date: 1949-12-28 

Description: Four members of the Madison Curling Club inspect their new clubhouse at Burr Jones Field on East Washington Avenue. Pictured are Dr. Ralph E. Campbell, Lau...

Photograph

Badger Bonspiel

Date: 1958-02-28 

Description: Admiring table decorations at the Badger Bonspiel banquet, held at the Hoffman House, are (seated left to right) Marion Leifer and Elizabeth Morton. They a...

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

Discover the rich history of the sport of curling in Wisconsin.

Date: 1956-03-04 

Description: The Rod Jamieson Rink of Poynette wins the second event of the Madison Curling Club's annual Invitational Bonspiel. Left to right: Rod Jamieson, Les Schult...

Date: 1952-01-04 

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Owens and Mr. and Mrs. William Mohr, members of the Bill Owens curling rink of Portage, pose at the second annual mixed bonspiel sponsore...

Date: 1956-01-23 

Description: Four members of the West High School Girls' Curling Club hold their brooms. They are, from left: Mary La Duke, Sally Crownhart, Sally Trieloff, and Susie T...

Date: 1952-01-19 

Description: H.T. Ferguson, veteran Madison curler, squats with his hand on the curling stone handle, about to propel it. He is wearing a tam on his head. The club bou...

Photograph

Female Curling Team

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Description: A female curling team poses with their brooms and stones for a portrait.

Photograph

Curling Match

Date: 1956 

Description: Curlers sweep in front of a stone during a curling match..

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)

Date: 1954-02-25 

Description: Group portrait of Madison Curling Club's Jamieson Rink at the United States Women's Curling Association bonspiel. Left to right: Madeline Hefty, Edith Resa...

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