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Photograph

Superior Depot

Date: 1939-09-10 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the Central Avenue depot and the railroad crossing.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of an unidentified European American man with a moustache posed sitting. He is wearing a dark-colored suit coat, vest, watch...

Date: 1947-07 

Description: Wentworth Farmers' Cooperative Association store organized in 1919 by a group of Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish farmers.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: View of Tower Avenue, looking north. A drugstore can be seen on the corner (right), as can an auto parts store.

Date: 1897 

Description: Long view of the Minnesota Point lighthouse, built at the entrance to Superior Harbor. It is allegedly the first lighthouse at the head of Lake Superior.

Photograph

Union Depot

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Union Depot.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Black and white postcard of Cedar Island Lodge, located on the Brule River, owned by Henry Clay Pierce, businessman and financier. It was dubbed the Summer...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Stamp for Wisconsin created during or after President Calvin Coolidge's 1928 summer visit to Wisconsin. President Coolidge spent the summer fishing on the...

Date: 1890 

Description: Bird's-eye map of West Superior and Superior, with insets of Wright Farm and First Building in Superior.

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Description: Interior view of the Superior Public Library. One doorway frames a woman (librarian?) working at an eight-sided librarian's desk. A picture of Andrew Carne...

Postcard

Federal Building

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Federal Building.

Date: 1951 

Description: This map of Superior shows labeled streets, waterways, railroads, and company ownership of docks.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Central High School.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Superior. "The New Steel Center."

Photograph

Davidson Feed Mill

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the Davidson Feed Mill near the Amnicon River.

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Description: The main altar in the chapel at St. Joseph Orphan Home.

Photograph

Superior Refinery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across field towards the Superior Refinery, which operated under the name Murphy Oil Corporation at another time.

Date: 1893-04 

Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.

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Description: Exterior view of the St. Joseph Orphanage with lion statues at the entrance.

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