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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...

Photograph

Band Shell

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the Ashland Band Shell with benches, trees, and what is today Highway 2 in the foreground. On the left is a large metal tower, and in the backgroun...

Photograph

Chippewa Woman

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Chippewa (Ojibwa) woman with child.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Shingle mill workers and a young boy pose in front of the men's bunk house. They are, as numbered on the photograph: 1. Jas Clark 2. Charles Elzea 3. Red M...

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Nebraska Row

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Sidewalk in front of four houses along Nebraska Row at Madeline Island. Nebraska Row was started by Col. Frederick Woods in 1899 on the bluff at the wester...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Old Mission Congregational Church. The church was built in 1832 for a mission founded by Frederick Ayer in 1830. It is said to be the oldest Protestant...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Group of eight adults getting in or out of a boat on an Apostle Island beach.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View over railroad tracks of railway depot. Men are standing around the station, and carts are parked on the station platform.

Photograph

Cedar Bark Lodge

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Group of people standing in front of Cedar Bark Lodge on (Wilson) Hermit Island, Apostle Islands. Cedar Bark Lodge was also known as the Hermitage.

Date: 19115 ca.

Description: Quarry at Hermit Island (Wilson Island). Stones, plants and a foundation are in the foreground. In the background among trees is a wooden structure.

Photograph

Third Street East

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: View looking down Third Street East. There are large trees lining both sides of the street. One automobile is parked along the curb on the left, and a few...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: This 1890s map shows the Wisconsin Central Railroad land grant lands owned and for sale by the Soo Line in Ashland County, Wisconsin, as well as in the eas...

Date: 1985 ca.

Description: This map shows mining, White River, Silver Creek, Bad River, Agogic Lake, Chequamegon Bay, smaller lakes, the Bad River Indian Reservation, and communities...

Date: 1956 

Description: Constructing the Madeline Island Historical Museum in La Pointe which consists of four separate buildings. L-to-r: jail; American Fur Trade storage buildin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Man ice fishing on Chequamegon Bay through a hole with a fishing jig, fish and fry pan.

Photograph

East Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of East Main Street with lumber stacked on the roadside and storefronts lining the street.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Ojibwa man shooting an arrow at the sky. The man is wearing buckskin leggings, a beaded apron, and porcupine roach. Two arrows are stuck in the ground besi...

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The Dream Sled

Date: 1955 ca.

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

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Main Street when it was a dirt road. A church is visible in the background, and telephone poles stand on the left side.

Photograph

Bamby Bread Trucks

Date: 1928 

Description: Six trucks and a car are parked in front of the Central Baking Company. Most of the vehicles are decorated with flags and streamers for a parade. The truck...

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