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Description: Man working at cranberry cleaning machine. On both sides of the machine are stacks of crates used for storing cranberries. Under the machine is the plant d...
Description: Three men, in waders, harvesting cranberries by hand with cranberry rakes. In the background other harvesting teams are visible, as well as crates of harve...
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: Exterior view of a high school with multiple figures seated and standing on the lawn in front of it.
Description: At a small sawmill near Shell Lake, farmers shovel sawdust which will be mixed with a whey product and applied to fields for grasshopper eradication during...
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: View of Shell Lake looking northwest.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: Exterior view of a grade school.
Description: Construction of a new drainage and water supply line for a cranberry marsh. Two men stand on the right near the water.
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: View of Shell Lake looking towards the sawmills.
Description: Hand-colored image of two men loading cranberries in crates into an open air drying shed shortly after harvest.
Description: Box of harvested cranberries at a drying rack.
Description: This 1896 map of Washburn County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, sections, schools, wagon roads, cities and villages, settlers, railroads, a...
Description: This 1941 map covers Washburn County, Wisconsin, as well as western Sawyer, eastern Burnett, and northeastern Polk counties. It shows the locations of tour...
Description: This 1916 map of Washburn County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, sections, towns, schools, wagon roads, cities and villages, post offices, s...
Description: Ice skaters posing in a row on a frozen lake (possibly Big Chetac Lake). On the far right is Thomas Oliver Mattis and next to him is (probably) George Matt...
Description: View of Shell Lake before a fire on December 3, 1889 which swept Main Street and destroyed more than twenty business places.
Description: Fisherman cooking on campfire at the edge of a river.
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: View of Spooner Lake from Jones Cottages.
Date: 1900 after
Description: This map is ink on tracing paper and shows the city of Spooner. The map shows numbered plats, labeled streets, and the Yellow River.
Description: A man driving a tractor is parked in front of a barn. The trailer on the back of the tractor is used for hauling crates of cranberries in from the fields d...
Description: Portrait of seven members of Shriners youth groups in formal dress; the boys were in the De Molay club and the girls were in the Rainbow Girls club. Some...
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