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Date: 1909 ca.

Description: A deteriorating mining building seen from across a field.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lewis Arms sits on the back of a horse, probably on his uncle Bernard Arms's farm.

Date: 1870 

Description: Baraboo was first settled around 1838, and by 1870 it had become the county seat and the thriving village illustrated here. This birds eye drawing depicts...

Date: 1912-05-17 

Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.

Date: 1907 

Description: A view of the west bank of the Wisconsin River at Pounds Landing. This bluff is at the western end of the power dam which was constructed 1911-1914.

Date: 1921 

Description: View of facade of St. Luke's school, with grounds in the foreground and the chapel in the back.

Photograph

Parfrey's Glen

Date: 1909 

Description: Two women pose behind a log which has fallen across the stream in Parfrey's Glen. One woman holds a small pail.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from road of large two-story house which has been converted to a funeral home. The two story structure has a large porch and brick on the first story,...

Photograph

Corn Crib

Date: 1961-06-04 ca.

Description: View up a hill towards a small corn crib in the sunlight. On the left is a barn.

Postcard

Hotel Warren

Date: 1907 

Description: Photographic postcard of exterior view from street of the stone hotel on a corner. Large awnings are over the first floor windows. Decorative ironwork is o...

Photograph

Central House

Date: 1896-04-12 

Description: View of a burning Central House engulfed in smoke with a crowd of spectators gathered to watch.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Freie Gemeinde (Free Congregation or Free Thinkers) Hall.

Date: 1909 

Description: The home of Carl L. Buelow, a combination of a log and frame house, also used as a saloon. A rod at the left corner can be used to hang a sign. A chair sit...

Photograph

Cleopatra's Needle

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; Cleopatra's Needle in Wonder Notch. Man standing beside Needle.

Postcard

Effinger Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of Effinger Park, including trees, gardens and a fountain. A man wearing overalls stands in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Devil's Lake with a cabin visible in the foreground.

Photograph

Devil's Lake

Date: 1909 

Description: Two women wearing long dresses pose on a large boulder at the base of a rock formation in a shady glen.

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Date: 1912-05-03 

Description: Workmen on a barge use a pulley to raise sheet steel pilings which were damaged by high water in October, 1911.

Date: 1911-08-06 

Description: A view following the lower trestle to the west bank. The construction camp buildings, including the office and temporary power plant are seen on the left.

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