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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Group of men, women, and children seated on a bench and on the ground outside the Hermitage (Cedar Bark Lodge) on Hermit Island (Wilson Island). Included a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The main building at Riverdale Resort. Three children are sitting on a bench on the lawn. Awnings are on all the windows, and there is a screened-in porch.

Photograph

Gifford's Resort

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from water of people sitting in a canoe on the shore of East Lake next to a dock on which people are standing and a flag is waving. On shore there is...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two cottages at Riverdale Resort. There is a group of guests in the screened-in porch in the cottage on the left. Behind the tree in the center is a water...

Date: 1933 

Description: Three woman bathers in the in-ground swimming pool. Each corner has an electric lamppost. There is a water tower on a hilltop in the distance.

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Dance Hall at the Red Arrow Resort on Deep Lake. There are streamers decorating the ceiling and chairs and benches along the walls.

Date: 1930 

Description: Group portrait of four men standing behind a row of fish on a stringer. Two large muskies are in the center. The men are standing in front of a two-story l...

Photograph

Small Cabins

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: View of seven small cabins around a clearing where there is an American flag on a flag pole and two benches around a stone fire pit. In the foreground is a...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from water of a boy sitting on the back of a wooden boat with his feet on a pier. He is holding a dog which is standing on the dock. There is a small...

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the manmade river it was founded on. Links to pictures.

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Description: The lobby at Warner's Resort, Plum Lake.

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Description: Exterior view of the dining room at the Leibman's Resort on Chippewa Lake.

Photograph

Cliff House Inn

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A copy of an original photograph by H.H. Bennett of the Cliff House Inn at Devil's Lake as seen from the beach. Abraham Lincoln is reported to have slept h...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Log cabin with a stone chimney and screened-in porch among tall grass at Riverdale Resort.

Date: 1926 

Description: Elevated view of the Pine Grove Hotel and Resort from the opposite shore of the Wisconsin River. An excursion boat is passing by. Rock formations are along...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View from yard of a single story house with enclosed front porch. In the foreground is an outdoor umbrella over two chairs and a small table.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Exterior view of log building with a rustic deck and two small birdhouses attached under the eaves. The building is situated in a forest setting.

Date: 1926 

Description: Small cottage with guests sitting in the yard. A young boy sits in a hammock. Two other boys sit on a lawn swing. The leg of another person is on the left...

Date: 1958-07-14 

Description: Photographic postcard of a cottage path at Syd's Resort of the Woods. Many cottages appear through the trees and a lawn swing is on the right. Many of the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of the Chalet at Mt. Telemark. Skiers and skis can be seen in front of the Chalet.

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