Tyler Falls

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of water streaming down the rock and tree-lined Tyler Falls. A white walk bridge is visible in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Copper Falls on the Bad River. Four people, one man and three women, are posing on rocks at the top of the falls. Surrounding burned-over...


WPA Bridge

Date: 1936-06-01 

Description: Bridge and truck trail constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workmen to facilitate forest fire prevention and control.


Melody Haven

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: A man is exiting a wooden building with a Blatz beer sign hanging on the front and two automobiles parked nearby. Near Clam Lake.

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Dirt trail passing log shack that was probably the home of Michael and Madeline Cadotte, La Pointe.


Tennis Friends

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Four men and three women posing on Hull's tennis court.

Date: 1895 

Description: A man stands in a field in Ashland County, almost dwarfed by grain plants.

Date: 1940 

Description: Two rustic stairways leading down to the Bad River at Copper Falls State Park. At the bottom of the stairs is a sign telling the geological story of Copper...

Date: 1978 

Description: Teacher Dorothy Ledin teaching numbers to two pre-schoolers using a board with removable numbers and dots at Ellis School.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Interior view of the bar, with eight bar stools. Signs behind the bar include "Coca-Cola," "Grain Belt Beer," "Goebel," and "Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer."

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Elizabeth Baker and Anne Ashley gathering raspberries and getting milk on the road to Grant's Point on Madeline Island.


Description: Aerial view of town, showing the shoreline of Lake Superior, ore docks, roads, houses, buildings, trees, and smokestacks. Text describing this photograph s...


Ashland Pier

Date: 1962-09-14 

Description: View across water towards jetty and dock, with three lampposts, from south east.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: This map of Ashland County, Wisconsin, which at the time included part of present-day Iron County, also covers portions of Vilas County, Wisconsin, then pa...

Date: 1932-08-14 

Description: The watershed sign unveiled. The marker is 39 miles south of Ashland adjacent to Highway 13, 2 miles north of Gordon Lake.


Post Office

Date: 1907-01-08 

Description: Long exterior view of the front facade and side of the two-story, brick Post Office. A store and barn with silo are visible on the right. A group of people...


Copper Falls

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of Bad River rushing over cliff at Copper Falls State Park.

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Gaff-rigged schooner the "Lizzie W." on Lake Superior just off from the mission dock on Madeline Island.


Chequamegon Hotel

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: View of the Chequamegon Hotel, built 1872 - 1875.

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