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Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Wood and stone cabin in the woods with a walk-out basement.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View of two men posing on either side of the Radisson and Groseilliers House historical marker. The house was the first built by white men in Wisconsin an...

Photograph

Modern Windsled

Date: 1954-05 

Description: Windsled used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield. This image appeared in Ross' book, "La Pointe: Village Outpost".

Date: 1916 

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:  date unknown

Description: Ice fisherman Bruno Grotzke of Ashland poses in front of his fishing shanty on Chequamegon Bay.

Date: 1939 

Description: Elevated view of the Mellen High School Marching Band in the Music Festival parade marching down Main Street. Students are wearing marching band uniforms a...

Postcard

Lakeside Scenes

Date: 1932-09-19 

Description: Four views near Lake Superior including two scenes of boats and docks near the ore docks, a bathing scene showing a group of people swimming in the lake an...

Photograph

Old Mission Church

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of the Congregational Church, a.k.a. Old Mission Church. The interior walls are covered with cedar trees.

Photograph

Elk's Clubhouse

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Men play with dogs in front of the Elk's clubhouse.

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Description: A family kayaks in front of rock walls at the Apostle Islands.

Photograph

Chequamegon Hotel

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: View of the Chequamegon Hotel.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Two-story home located in the woods.

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Shingle mill workers and a young boy pose in front of the men's bunk house. They are, as numbered on the photograph: 1. Jas Clark 2. Charles Elzea 3. Red M...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Woods' Manor on shores of Madeline Island. The manor was built in 1900 for summer resident Colonel Frederick Woods from Nebraska.

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View from the lake of the summer homes on Nebraska Row along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The water tower and church steeple are visible on the far righ...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Mining and lumbering provided the impetus for the development of northern Wisconsin and Ashland was ideally situated to become a leading city of the "new W...

Photograph

Reel Action

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Two men, one standing one crouching, in a wooden rowboat on Forest Lake. The man standing is reeling in a fish that is making a big splash in the water.

Date: 1949-04 

Description: Two men standing on dock watching the "Penguine" and the "Apostle Island" breaking the ice around the La Pointe dock.

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Male reporter reading pages at a typewriter at the Ashland Daily Press.

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