Downtown Ashland

Date: 1891 

Description: Elevated view looking west from the Knight Block. The Chequamegon Hotel and harbor are in the background.

Date: 1938 ca.

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

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Nebraska Row on the lakeshore of the west side of La Pointe, showing houses, roads and piers. Nebraska Row was started in 1899 when summer r...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Leo Capser, founder of the Madeline Island Historical Museum, sitting on a bench playing piano on the Old Mission Dock at Madeline Island.

Date: 1959-08 

Description: Madeline Island Sign (Wisconsin Official Marker) depicting the history of the island and how it recieved its name. This sign was erected in 1956.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: This map shows school houses, churches, farms, and railroads. Chequamecon Bay and Bad River Indian Reservation are labeld. The map reads: "All lands shown...


Hank's Inn

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Two-story log building with a Grain Belt Beer/Hank's Inn sign at the Pinehurst Inn on Lower Clam Lake.


Mission Inn

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View across lawn of the Mission Inn on Madeline Island, with a shoreline on the left.

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: 1939 

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

Date: 1912 

Description: Panoramic image of Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians at a fair in northern Wisconsin. Caption under the image reads, "Souvenier [sic] of Odanah, Fair 1913."...

Date: 1904 before

Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Looking down La Pointe's main street on Madeline Island. A man is walking on the board sidewalk on the left, and another person is driving a horse-drawn ve...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Boathouse, dock and boat at Devils Island Light Station. Bill Baker, Elsie Tough, and Captain Angus.


City High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the front facade of City High School with bell tower.


Rose Garden Gazebo

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Log-constructed gazebo and person on bridge in rose garden.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Elevated view of land operations of commercial fishing operation with fish net drying racks and buildings on Apostle Islands.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Madeline Island including the tennis courts, houses, and the Old Mission Inn.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fisherman standing on frozen Lake Superior holding a lake trout, leaning on snowshoes.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Six girls sit beside Mammoth Spring in Prentice Park.

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