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Photograph

Frame Church

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of frame church in a pastoral landscape.

Photograph

View of Shell Lake

Date: 1885 

Description: View of Shell Lake before a fire on December 3, 1889 which swept Main Street and destroyed more than twenty business places.

Photograph

Cranberry Warehouse

Date: 1934-09 

Description: View of a cranberry marsh and warehouse in Washburn County. In the foreground of the photo is a warehouse for the storage of harvested cranberries.

Photograph

View of Shell Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Shell Lake.

Date: 1934-09 

Description: Two men are loading cranberries into a washing machine in Washburn County.

Date: 1896 

Description: This 1896 map of Washburn County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, sections, schools, wagon roads, cities and villages, settlers, railroads, a...

Postcard

Views of Spooner

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Postcard featuring various views of Spooner, including the Omaha train depot, Main Street, an Episcopal church, the town hall, and a residential street.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a grade school.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: This early 20th century map shows the township and range system, sections, railroads, roads, lakes, wetlands, and streams in the western Sawyer County town...

Photograph

Sewer Shoveling

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: As part of a Wisconsin unemployment project, workmen dig a sewer trench by hand for the city of Spooner.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a high school with multiple figures seated and standing on the lawn in front of it.

Photograph

Trolley Inn

Date: 1941 

Description: The Trolley Inn, diner, overnight cabins, and gas pumps, located on state highways 53 & 63, one mile south of Spooner. The juxtaposition of the former tro...

Photograph

Drying Cranberries

Date: 1934 

Description: Box of harvested cranberries at a drying rack.

Date: 1934-09 

Description: Construction of a new drainage and water supply line for a cranberry marsh. Two men stand on the right near the water.

Date: 1909 

Description: This 1909 revision of Harmon's 1896 map of Washburn County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, schools, wagon roads, cities and...

Date: 1934 

Description: Two workmen stack crates of cranberries in an open air drying shed. The original caption which was supplied by the Agriculture Department noted that Wiscon...

Photograph

Shell Lake

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of Shell Lake looking towards the sawmills.

Date: 1934 

Description: Hand-colored image of two men loading cranberries in crates into an open air drying shed shortly after harvest.

Photograph

View of Shell Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of a main street in Shell Lake with a hardware store and post office visible on the left and people standing along the sidewalks.

Photograph

Ice Skaters

Date:  

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...

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