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Photograph

The Dream Sled

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Congregational Church. The church was built in 1832 for a mission founded by Frederick Ayer in 1830. It is said to be the oldest Protestant...

Date: 1951 

Description: This map shows Ashland and Washburn harbors in shades of blue and yellow. Water depths shown by isolines and soundings, and relief is shown by contours. Th...

Photograph

Bear Island Picnic

Date: 1916-08-22 

Description: View along shoreline towards people at a Bear Island picnic. A man stands near the water, and two women and a another man are among the logs along the shor...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Ojibwe wooden burial houses surrounded by wooden fence on Madeline Island. Two women stand in the background.

Postcard

Ore Docks

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Postcard text reads "Mammoth Ore Docks, Ashland, Wis."

Photograph

Daniel Angus House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The house of Captain Angus on the shore of Lake Superior in La Pointe on Madeline Island sometime around 1900. The Angus family came to Madeline Island in...

Date: 1922 

Description: The American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (Madeline Island), and on th...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: This map is pen, pencil, and watercolor on paper and shows land ownership by name, local streets, railroads, and part of Chequamegon Bay. The map includes...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereoview. Probably the Presbyterian Mission School grounds on the Chippewa Indian reservation. Two boys and a dog standing in foreground of photograph, s...

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Elmer Nelson sorting through boxes of goods being transported on the "Dream Sled" windsled.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of La Pointe, Madeline Island, taken from the Mission Inn.

Date: 2008 

Description: When the East End Co-op Service Station opened in 1940 at the corner of Sixth Avenue and East Front Street, the owners announced, "Our new, modern equipmen...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Crowd of women, babies, boys, girls, and nurses standing in front of the Hospital, which was also known as the Wilmarth Masion. Some of the women are weari...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Panorama bird's-eye view of the town of Ashland, on Lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands.

Photograph

Clam Lake Store

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: View across road of the Clam Lake Store on the right, a two-story building with a full front porch and a sign that reads “Clam Lake Store, General Merchand...

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated view of students from the Drummond High School Band marching in a parade at the Music Festival, on Main Street. Students are wearing marching band...

Date: 1885-09-04 before

Description: Exterior and interior bill of fare from The Chequamegon, with views on the back of rock formations, waterfalls, a spot illustration of a train going over a...

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: This map shows the types of upland and lowland forest vegetation on Stockton Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Aftermath of the Bay City Creek flood.

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