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Photograph

Ringling Hotel

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from across street of a shirtless young man standing beside an automobile in the shade of a lean-to attached to the old Ringling Hotel. Signs on the t...

Date: 1911-04 ca.

Description: Men stand on and beside a rail car in front of the main construction office at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a woman taking a photograph from Lookout Cliff at Devil's Lake. Below, a train runs through a field surrounded by trees.

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Date: 1909 

Description: A mill, left, and a commercial building with attached residence stand in front of a wooded bluff. A woman crosses a small bridge near the mill.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the interior of the theatre as seen from a rear box in the main auditorium.

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.

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Description: Boats park at a landing on Devil's Lake. The small wooden structure stands among trees at the shore.

Postcard

Catholic Church

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of an elevated view across street of the front of the Catholic Church, which is a large, stone building. There is a belfry on the lef...

Photograph

Old Rowboat

Date: 1961-06-04 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of an old rowboat in an artificial lake built by the Honey Creek Rod and Gun Club. There is a barn on the far shoreline.

Date: 1913-10-10 

Description: Workers pose with roof trusses on the power house, 85 feet above the water level at the Prairie du Sac Dam. Note the brickwork in progress.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1909 

Description: View down center of Main Street which is unpaved. A young girl wearing a bonnet is standing in the road on the right, near another child standing at the co...

Date: 1923-10-23 

Description: Men work on the concrete chutes and elevated trestle. Iron reinforcing bars protrude from the forms.

Photograph

Daughters of G.A.R.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A group of women stand on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. A banner identifies them as the Department of Wisconsin, National Daughters of the G.A.R...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of House on the Rock in the fall. The structures are partially hidden by trees.

Date: 1911 

Description: Newly construced kitchen and dining rooms at the construction camp for the dam on the Wisconsin River. The kitchen building has three ventilators on the r...

Date: 1937 

Description: A view of brick-paved Fourth Avenue, with the Al. Ringling Theatre on the left. The theater, which has an ornate terra cotta facade, advertises its air-con...

Photograph

Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Date: 1922 

Description: View down center of street of a central business district. Automobiles are parked on the left, and businesses line both sides of the street. Several pedest...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The barn in the foreground, left, is the school barn for the Hillside Home School (which was run by Frank Lloyd Wright's aunts & Enos Lloyd Jones sisters,...

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