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Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

Description: Elevated view of the power dam on the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Swimming in the lake with the Cliff House in background. Cliff House was a resort hotel built shortly after 1872, when Devil's Lake was reached by rail. Bo...

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Hotel Randall

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: View from road of buildings in North Freedom. Hotel Randall is in the right foreground. A group of young women and others have gathered on the porch of the...

Date: 1917-09-19 

Description: A large group of young men pose on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. They would leave that day for the newly constructed Camp Grant near Rockford, I...

Photograph

Lock at Power Dam

Date: 1914-03-11 

Description: Looking upstream (north) through the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. The power house is on the left. The flow of the river has been diverted through the...

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Description: Exterior of the Al. Ringling Theater.

Date: 1912-10-17 

Description: Concrete plant at east end of the dam, showing the mixers, crane, and a rail car at the abutment.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A man stands on a staircase overlooking an operating generator in the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Photograph

Interior of Diner

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: An interior view of a diner, showing two semi-circular counters with stools and booths along the walls. There is a jukebox on the right and a root beer bar...

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Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A window display at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company office, 116 Fourth Avenue, features a General Electric refrigerator as "The Gateway to Health" un...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved street. Horses pulling wagons are tied to posts at the curb. There are pedestrians along the sides of the street. Awnings are above windo...

Postcard

County Jail

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the County Jail surrounded by a lawn. A sidewalk leads to wide stone steps that rise up to an arched entrance. The...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Hillside Home School, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1901 and constructed over the next two years.

Date: 1939-10-01 

Description: A group poses at the laying of the cornerstone for August Derleth's new house, the Place of Hawks. Attendees include, back row, left to right, E.B. Trimpey...

Postcard

City Hall

Date: 1906 

Description: Colorized postcard of an exterior view of City Hall, a brick building with an arched entrance, a flag pole on the left, and a belfry on the right. Handwrit...

Date: 1965 

Description: Station manager Ron Nicols and an International Scout truck with plow outside Wisconsin's Very Live Radio station headquarters. WVLR shared quarters with C...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A group of workmen pose while working on concrete forms at the Prairie du Sac dam site. Their position high above the water level affords an expansive ups...

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Salem Church

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Salem Church of the Evanglical Association of North America. The original church was built in 1851 in the township of Honey Creek. This church is the third...

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