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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)

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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...

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Curling Bonspiel

Date: 1956-12-28 

Description: Agnes Gurney rink of Madison, at the Bonspiel. Madison members shown: Marge Meier, Dorothy Hogan, Agnes Gurney, and Florence Lunger.

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Date: 1951-12-03 

Description: Mrs. Stephen Resan of Route 1 (left) and Agnes Gurney "sweep a stone" on a curling rink. The women are members of the Madison Toories, a women's curling g...

Date: 1949-12-28 

Description: Two members of the Madison Curling Club inspect the pipes that will furnish artificial ice at their new clubhouse at Burr Jones Field on West Washington Av...

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: 1946-01-21 

Description: Twentieth Century Press Trophy, Chicagoland Award; presented by Paul C. Clovis, president of the Twentieth Century Press of Chicago, to winners of the Midw...

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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.

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...

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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...

Date: 1952-03-09 

Description: Pictured are the four members of the Onstad rink of the Madison Curling Club who took part in the club's Bonspiel. Members of the rink, left to right, are...

Date: 1957-01-13 

Description: A rink from Poynette at the Madison Curling club-sponsored mixed bonspiel.

Date: 1951-12-09 

Description: Members of the H. H. Roberts Rink from Wauwatosa receive a trophy for the second event finals of the seventh annual Midwest Curling Bonspiel.

Date: 1951-12-03 

Description: Portrait of three players for the Madison Toories, a women's curling group, seated at a table. Left to right: Freida Waddell, Helen Carlson, and Myrtle Ja...

Date: 1960-02-21 

Description: Four men seated at a table with a curling stone at the center. The men were the winning team in a curling tournament for players aged 60 and up held in Mil...

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Bonspiel Banquet

Date: 1958-02-28 

Description: Group portrait of the cast for a skit called "The Women," entertainment for the Badger Bonspiel banquet. The women include, left to right, Emily Ahearn, Do...

Date: 1954-02-19 

Description: Dignitaries gathered for the start of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Invitational Bonspiel at the Madison Curling Club. Standing, left...

Date: 1951-12-03 

Description: Marion Leifer, a member of the Madison Toories - a women's curling group, is shown wearing a team Scotch hat decorated with pins displaying her curling exp...

Date: 1961-03-23 

Description: The Bob Mortensen Rink of Madison won the Garver for second event of the Madison Invitational Bonspiel at the Madison Curling Club. One of twelve images.

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