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Depot and Yards

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View down railroad tracks of a depot and yards in Ableman. The depot is in the background, among other industrial and commercial buildings.

Date: 1913-08-28 

Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called Castle Rock in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees can be seen throughout. The lake, far shoreline, bluffs and m...

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Scandinavian Chests

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Two Scandinavian chests with handmade metal fittings and decorative rosemaling. The chest on the right is dated 1831.

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Family Camping

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Native American (possibly Ho-Chunk) family rests at their campsite under a large tree. There is a bucket suspended over a small campfire.

Date: 1925 

Description: Historic site marker to commemorate the first church in Baraboo. The inscription reads "The first church in Baraboo was erected on this lot by the Methodi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity; boulder on top of a cliff at the foot of Devil's Doorway. Man sitting on rock ledge.

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Baraboo Campground

Date: 1925 

Description: The free tourist campground in Baraboo. Although similar free facilities were clustered in resort areas, by 1926 the Highway Commission engineer could rep...

Date: 1933 

Description: Colorized postcard of Balance Rock, a formation in Devil's Lake State Park. There are carved initials and other markings on the rock formation. A tree is v...

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View of Baraboo

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Description: Exterior view of the Baraboo Carnegie Free Library. The library opened in 1903 and Andrew Carnegie donated $15,000. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carn...

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Description: View from the east bluff of lake with a motorboat. A geologic pinacle juts out from the lower left of the image.

Date: 1930 

Description: Exterior view of buildings in Effinger Park. A dirt road leads up to the house where two cars are parked. There is a picnic table and a large tree in the f...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man and two women stand on a dock at Devil's Lake while a couple rows in a canoe on the water. Other rowboats are docked nearby and a covered rowboat n...

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Description: View down dirt road of the tourist camp with cottages. There is a building for men's and women's showers in the foreground, and a building marked "Toilet"...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1921 

Description: Colorized postcard of Devil's Lake. Rock formations appear on the left side. Trees can be seen throughout. Bluffs and sky are visible in the background. Th...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Cleopatra's Needle with Devil's Lake in the background.

Date: 1909-12-29 

Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called the Devil's Doorway in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees can be seen to the left and below. Bluffs, trees, sky...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Baraboo High School marching band, its director and majorettes, pose in uniform on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: View of the Island Woolen Mills Dam.

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