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Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A woman turns her back on an agent as they enter the establishment where she worked at the beginning of a raid on many Hurley area bars. The arrest warrant...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Destroying slot machines and other illegal gambling devices at Law Park. From L to R: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigaret tax division;...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the inn, casino, and other structures at The Oakbirch Inn and Casino taken from a tree-lined road. A man sits in the passenger side of a car par...

Photograph

Buddy's Place

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Two women pose next to gambling machines at Buddy's Place, in the township of Rib Mountain. The bar operated as a house of prostitution.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tom Every (Doc Evermor) at his house in the Highlands. He is standing and holding one of the nickel plated pins on a wall-mounted Big Six Wheel or Wheel of...

Date: 1942-04-10 

Description: Man playing an illegal 25 cent slot machine in the Valley Tavern, on Highway 42, two miles north of Kenosha.

Date: 1943-09-04 

Description: Governor Goodland conferring with District Attorney John Grindell and Sheriff Aloys Klaas about gambling in Grant County.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man holding five cards, all with the suit of hearts. He is wearing a plaid shirt and black vest with a red and black striped ba...

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.

Photograph

Miracle Mile Sign

Date: 1993-08 

Description: A sign regarding a $110,000,000 Jackpot.

Photograph

Indians Gambling

Date:  

Description: Indians gamble at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.

Date: 1942-04-10 

Description: Friday night at the Star Bar and Grill Room, at the intersection of Highways 41 and 43 in Kenosha County.

Photograph

View of Fish Creek

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View down hill towards a man fishing from the pier at Nelson Point in Peninsula State Park. Fish Creek is seen across the bay. Dr. Welcker's Casino is the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Tom Every (Doc Evermor) at his house in the Highlands. He is standing next to a roulette table. Behind him are french doors, and on the wall behind him are...

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines in the Silver Arrow Tavern on U.S. Highway 12.

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A woman is led out by a State Agent during a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution. The...

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Frank Deischel, Wausau, President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, standing with an illegal slot machine in Deischel's tavern.

Date: 1942-07-04 

Description: State Agent (left, with face blacked out to prevent future identification) as he seized the operator of the roulette table at the Ritz Bar after a sweeping...

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Five women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

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