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Date:  date unknown

Description: Three people playing croquet on the banks of the Mississippi River near Alma, Wis. A woman sits in a rowboat with a dog nearby in the background.

Date: 1922-09-10 

Description: Pioneers of Buffalo County memorial marker. This photograph was taken during the dedication ceremonies and includes a young girl standing next to the Amer...

Mississippi River Town

View 19th century photographs of life on the Mississippi River logging town of Alma, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Cabin Interior

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Cabin interior.

Date: 1902 after

Description: Elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River from the bluffs above the city. Photograph was taken after 1902 when the Buffalo County Training School...

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of photographer Gerhard Gesell, Sr. and his wife Christine Giesen Gesell taken shortly after their marriage in 1879. She is sitting in a ch...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Christmas postcard of four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman...

Date: 1938 

Description: Merton Sutter receiving a 4-H farm accounting award in front of a McCormick-Deering All-Steel Thresher. Original caption reads: "Winner of $300 merchandisi...

Photograph

Fountain City

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City from across the river.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Composite layout of Gesell family portraits displayed with peacock feathers photographed in a studio.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty. He was a Swiss immigrant, arriv...

Photograph

Hillside View

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hillside view of Fountain City.

Photograph

Railroad Station

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of a railroad station.

Photograph

Eagle Bluff

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River.

Postcard

Auditorium

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of an auditorium.

Date: 1976 

Description: LeAnn Wenger, the Buffalo County Honey Queen. Wenger's hometown is Fountain City, Wisconsin. She is standing in front of a honey display, wearing a Buffalo...

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