Melody Haven Tavern

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Melody Haven Tavern near Clam Lake. A man is standing next to a stone wall surrounding a parking lot.


Ashland Ore Dock

Date: 1885 

Description: Ore dock of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad, with a pile of logs in the foreground and docked ships in the background.

Date: 1940 

Description: People on a rustic bridge over river at Copper Falls State Park. A long log building is in the background on the other side of the river.


Old Mission Inn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Inn, originally built as a mission house in 1832 by the Congregational mission established by Frederick Ayer in 1830. In later years furthe...

Date: 1949 

Description: View from dock of the U.S. Coast Guard ship "Woodrush" arriving at the La Pointe dock to clear ice. Two trucks are on the dock, one with a piano.


Ashland Pier

Date: 1962-09-14 

Description: View from pier, lined with rocks, towards town. There are industrial buildings along the shoreline, and up a small rise is a building with a tower, and on...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of a man sitting on the steps of Town Hall. The Catholic church is in the background.

Date: 1890 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Ashland, viewed from Lake Superior, with insets of Prentice Park and Fishery. Population 16,000. Increase in Ten Years, 11,000.


Dill Hall

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Front view of Dill Hall at Northland College.

Date: 1885-09-04 before

Description: Exterior and interior bill of fare from The Chequamegon, with views on the back of rock formations, waterfalls, a spot illustration of a train going over a...


Hotel Menard

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Hotel Menard, a three-story building with what appears to be stucco exterior. There is a front entrance with what appears to be stonework...


Description: A room full of machinery in the "Big Lumber Mill."

Date: 1895 

Description: Looking down North Grand street, which appears to be the main street of Glidden, Wisconsin.


Inside Project ELF

Date: 1981-12-15 

Description: Captain Charles Biele and an unidentified staffer in the Navy facility at Clam Lake known as Project ELF.



Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Two typesetters at work at the Daily Press.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Looking West from Knight Block, with shipping piers and sailing ships on right side, railroad on left, trees in background. Horse-drawn carriages on street...


Cormican's Cabins

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: View from road of a man, woman and boy sitting in the entry way of a cabin, with another cabin, a canoe, and an automobile on the right. A sign says "Clam...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View of the Radisson-Groseilliers house historic site marker in the vicinity of Ashland. The marker was unveiled at the mouth of Fish Creek on October 25,...


The Dream Sled

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two women sitting in dog cart on dirt street in front of boardwalk. La Pointe Village School is in the background. Dog team belongs to Tom Stahl.

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