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Bobbing

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: An ice fishermen sitting in a shelter bobbing for fish on Lake Superior near Cornucopia.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Large group of fishermen standing on ice with catch of fish displayed on airplane wing near La Pointe, Madeline Island.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: A man uses an International 6 H.P. stationary engine and sawcutter to cut through ice. The caption beneath the photograph reads, "Ice used by our dealer,...

Photograph

The Dream Sled

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: This was the first boat & sled-type wind sled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-...

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.

Date: 1949-02-05 

Description: Group portrait of the undefeated West High School hockey team in uniform with hockey sticks posing on the ice at a rink outdoors.

Historical Essay

Curling in Wisconsin

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

Photograph

Twenty-First Street

Date: 1924 

Description: Near Chestnut Street. View looking down a wet and icy sidewalk with melting snowbanks. Houses line the street.

Date: 1960 

Description: Excavation for bridge column footings for the Mirror Lake Bridge.

Photograph

Wolf River Dam

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wolf River Dam with ice and snow. Houses are in the background.

Date: 1985 

Description: Steve Brown of Madison crouching on ice and holding a curling stone. He wears sweater with a patch that reads: "U.S. Men's National Curling Championship, M...

Photograph

Truck on the Ice

Date: 1925 

Description: Two men stand in the open back of a pickup truck. The truck, equipped with chains on the rear tires, has driven down a wooden ramp onto the ice. There is...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of ice on the river beginning to break up. There is a piece of wood with a rope attached sticking out of the river bed.

Photograph

Polar Bear Club

Date: 1997-01-01 

Description: "Polar Bear Club of Port Washington."

Photograph

Ice Skater

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man wearing ice skates, bowler hat, and warm gloves, probably standing on Lake Mendota.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man ice fishing on Chequamegon Bay through a hole with a fishing jig, fish and fry pan.

Date: 1897 

Description: Men ice skating on Lake Monona, with two young boys. Other skaters are behind them, and the far shoreline is in the background.

Date: 1912-01-20 

Description: Two men stand on a rail car on the narrow gauge electric railroad crossing the river at the dam construction site. The portion of track in the background...

Photograph

Auburndale Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of logging crew posed outside a log cabin in winter. Several horses are at the back of the group. The foreman, Mike Baltus, is possibly at fr...

Date: 1906-02 

Description: Members of the Krueger and Buelke family standing below an old kiln during winter. Some of them are holding ice skates and a sled sits in front of the twin...

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