Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
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...
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.
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...
Description: Man playing an illegal 25 cent slot machine in the Valley Tavern, on Highway 42, two miles north of Kenosha.
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...
Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.
Description: A sign regarding a $110,000,000 Jackpot.
Description: Indians gamble at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.
Description: Friday night at the Star Bar and Grill Room, at the intersection of Highways 41 and 43 in Kenosha County.
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...
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...
Description: Three illegal gambling machines in the Silver Arrow Tavern on U.S. Highway 12.
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...
Description: Frank Deischel, Wausau, President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, standing with an illegal slot machine in Deischel's tavern.
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...
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.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2016 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706