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Aerial View of Town

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: An elevated view of Portage and it's vicinity.

Photograph

"Rising Sun"

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up outdoor portrait of a Native American man wearing strings of beads, a silver bracelet and a headdress. He is holding a bow and arrows.

Date: 1929 

Description: Ceremonial performers in traditional Indian costume pose near a steamboat.

Photograph

Unpacking Apples

Date: 1970-04-23 

Description: A group of people eat and help unload crates of apples from a U-Haul trailer in the campground area of the Sound Storm music festival during the constructi...

Date: 1926 

Description: Beach on the Wisconsin River. There is a group of bathers in the water, and a group of tourists on a nearby rock. A steamboat is passing by in the distance...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three hunters and their dog posing on the top of Stand Rock.

Postcard

Commercial Hotel

Date: 1915-06-28 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the three-story Commercial Hotel. The building has a false front. Two women stand on the balcony and two men stand...

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Sugar Bowl

Date: 1910 

Description: The rock formation at the Dells known as the Sugar Bowl.

Photograph

Portage Canal

Date: 1928-02-05 ca.

Description: A view of the Portage Canal, looking east from the canal bridge.

Date: 1931 

Description: View from side of road towards main building of Nettland's Roll Inn, with a service station, restaurant and registration office for their campsites. A grou...

Photograph

Fort Dells

Date: 1959 ca.

Description: An architect's model of Fort Dells. This is not an accurate historical reconstruction, but was built as a tourist attraction. There was never an actual for...

Photograph

Stand Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of a large group of Native Americans posed in front of Stand Rock between two tipis.

Date: 1890-03-25 

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of formally-dressed Henry Hamilton Bennett. This is his wedding portrait, which was made when he married Eva...

Date: 1926 

Description: Tree-quarter view of Edgewood Valley Resort, a stone dwelling with guest rooms. A woman and three girls are standing in the yard.

Photograph

Indian Agency House

Date: 1929-07-07 

Description: Miss Mary Prescott and Mrs. William McMahon, grandaughter and great grandaughter, respectively, of Pierre Paquette, appeared at a meeting called by the Wis...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large group of well-dressed tourists pose on the decks of the steamboat Apollo. A few men are posing on a landing below steep stairs that run alon...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Singer Minnie Ripperton, wearing a long, furry vest and holding a tambourine, performing with psychedelic soul band Rotary Connection on stage at the Sound...

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Stand Rock

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A man in motion moves toward making the leap to Stand Rock as men and women watch nearby.

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The Pines Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down sidewalk towards a log building among the pines. The sidewalk leads to the large front porch with steps in the front and on the side.

Date:  

Description: Bridge over the Wisconsin river.

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