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Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the entrance to Devil's Lake State Park. There is an information center offering gas, food, and Blatz beer. Two storekeepers and a boy sit on the p...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of the Townsend House boathouse across a lake.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of a row of cabins at the Panoramic Resort. There are two cars parked on the left.


Brady's Lodge

Date: 1927 

Description: Filling station and office at Brady's Lodge. An attendant is standing by the gas pump. There is a truck parked on the right. Signs on the left read: "Sandw...

Date: 1931 

Description: A view of the Log Cabin Filling Station at a tourist camp. A garage for washing and greasing on the left. Two tall gas pumps. Lamps made of interlaced logs...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of resort and hotel owners gathered in front of a Wisconsin tourism sign that reads: "Relax In Wisconsin." There is a building in the background.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: View down dirt driveway lined with stones leading up to a main building at Leibman's Resort on Lake Chippewa. Two automobiles are parked off to the far rig...

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Interior view of the dining room at Red Arrow Resort on Deep Lake. There are curtains on the windows and interior decorations. Tables and chairs are set...


Pine Grove Resort

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women are playing croquet next to a cottage at Pine Grove Resort. A trellis with benches is at the foot of the sidewalk leading up to the porch. There...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The main entrance to the Murray's Cabins Resort. On the right, two women are sitting in chairs next to a dog sitting on top of a table. The arched gate ent...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: This map shows the locations of hunting and fishing resorts in the northern Wisconsin counties of Forest, Iron, Oneida, and Vilas, and in Gogebic County in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard of an elevated view of the Chalet at Mt. Telemark and surrounding area. Many skiers and several ski lifts are visible.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Two people holding a stringer of trout caught on Siskiwit Lake.

Date: 1926 

Description: Family of five standing in front of a small guest cottage with porch. There is an automobile parked on the left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of Edgewood Valley Resort, a stone dwelling with guest rooms. A group of people is sitting in the lawn in front of the porch.


Description: Lodge interior at Northern Highland Lodge.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: People walking on path by the Whitefish Bay Resort along the lake front. Text on postcard reads, "Hope you are well again. Sarah".

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Four automobiles parked at the top of a dirt drive at Pease Resort on Upper Eau Claire Lake. On the far right is a shed or garage, and on the left are tree...


Cedar Bark Lodge

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Group of five people, (includes Jesse Stone, Mrs. Abernathy, A.G. Hull, Leo Capser, and Captain Angus) standing in front of Cedar Bark Lodge on Hermit Isla...

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.
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