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Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Five illegal gambling machines in Gardner's Cocktail Lounge at La Grange, on U.S. Highway 12. There are two 50¢ slot machines, one 25¢ slot machine, one 10...

Date: 1912 

Description: View looking west from the Hotz property on Fish Creek Beach. The Thorp bathhouse is on the left, with the Welcker bathhouses beyond. There are houses an...

Date: 1942-04-09 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the Paris Gardens, 6 miles west of Kenosha, on Highway 43. Three man area sitting at the bar.

Date: 1942-02-27 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the front dining room of Jones Steak House, located on County Trunk N, southwest of Wausau. The building is owned by Sheri...

Photograph

Hen Island

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Hen Island is reflected in the water of Fish Creek Bay in this view from Nelson Point in Peninsula State Park. The homes and businesses of Fish Creek are i...

Historical Essay

Gumball Slot Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trade stimulator gumball slot machine seized from a Shullsburg, Wisconsin tavern in 1945. (Museum object #2008.13.1A-B)

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: Sign congratulating the lottery winners at Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-in.

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Four women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. One woman is thumbing her nose at the camera. The arrest w...

Date: 1942-04 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines (slot) in the Lone Oak Inn, on Highway 12, north of Elkhorn.

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Mrs. Kathleen Napoli, held a "keeper of a house of ill fame", as she was finger printed by an FBI Agent on Wednesday. Her Husband, Dominic, is in the Army....

Photograph

Gambling Game

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of Native Americans sitting in a circle outside of two structures while playing a gambling game. Text on the photograph reads, "Copyright by Gallag...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "The media coverage was incredible when Les Robins and Colleen DeVries receive their checks."

Date: 1942-04 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the Brass Ball Tavern.

Date: 1924-01 

Description: Gerald J. Boileau, assistant district attorney, and George Lippert, district attorney, and three other men, exhibiting slot machines seized during a raid i...

Photograph

Miracle Mile Sign

Date: 1993-08 

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

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A group of men involved in a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The face of the arresting officer has been blacked out. The arrest warrants...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "$110,000,000 Jackpot."

Date:  

Description: A night photograph of 'obscene' slot-machines in a penny arcade. On display are pennants on the wall, including "Iowa" and "Nebraska." Another machine hold...

Date: 1935-06-10 

Description: Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, uses a sledge hammer to smash a confiscated slot machine with Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson looking on.

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines in the Green Parrot Tavern on Highway 12, north of Elkhorn. The machines are in a case, which the proprietor closes when he...

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