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Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Man's hand holding a stringer of about eleven fish in the grass. It is labeled "Butternut Wis" and says "Caught near Mercer, Wis."


Rest Lake Dam

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Rest Lake Dam of Manitowish River, Manitowish. Photograph taken from Vance Lake Highway (old Highway 51, now Highway W).


Main Street

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of Main Street from sidewalk. Across the street are buildings with signs that read from left to right "First National Bank," "Johns Hardware Paints St...

Date: 1956 

Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower and his brothers on a fishing trip proudly exhibit muskies and northern pike on a Wisconsin lake. From left are Dwight, Edgar, Milton,...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Automobiles and trucks parked along Main Street in Mercer. Storefront signs on the left side read: Sweet Shop, Drug, The Store, Coffee Shop, and Rugee's Me...

Date: 1941 

Description: This is map one of three maps that show trails, roads and fire lanes, utilities, resorts, submerged lakes, vegetation, flowage right lands, and timber righ...

Date: 1942-07-05 

Description: Seven women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Elevated view overlooking Mercer. Roads, trees and buildings are visible.

Date: 1961-10-03 ca.

Description: Caption on negative jacket reads, "The 20th Century Fox motion picture studio crew at work filming 'Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man,' based on Ernes...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman (seated) and four men pose in front of a log building with a tree stump in the foreground. One man is holding a rifle, and is also holding a dog on...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View acriss water of shoreline and three cottages at Dalbec's, Lake of the Falls.

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: John W. Roach, Chief of the State Beverage Tax Division, (left) and Sheriff Sam Giovanoni, on right, snapped after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area esta...

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Five women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Man wearing a hat, standing in a sunflower field next to a sign that reads “Date of Planting Sunflower, Date Planted, ___ __ ___, May 21 – 21910 LBS, May 2...

Date: 1961-09-18 ca.

Description: Several men construct a movie set in a small, downtown area.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: View towards vehicles in the street, including hearses, and horses from the Burton House Livery parked along the curb in front of storefronts. Men stand ho...

Date: 2008 

Description: Gus Savera built his service garage along Highway 77 in the mid-1940s. It was constructed out of cinder blocks and featured bright blue trim.


Log Cabin Home

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the front of a one-story log cabin home. There is a stone chimney on the right side.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View of the road and entrance to Mercer Tourist Park on Grand Portage Lake showing the fences, road and buildings. The larger building on the left has a st...

Date: 1909 

Description: Photomontage of a man pulling a giant fish into his rowboat. As the text box in the lower left corner--which reads "Swallowed The Pole and All"--suggests,...

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