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Bong on Leave

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Elvated view of war hero Richard Ira Bong (center, in flight jacket) on leave in Poplar, with friends, relatives, and admirers. The group is walking down a...

Date: 1961 

Description: Ida Banon Relles and son George at George's Bar Mitzvah, Superior Hebrew Congregation.

Photograph

Brule Schoolhouse

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Large white building with facade details and bell tower.

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Buckhorn Tavern

Date: 1949 

Description: Customers sitting at the bar in the Buckhorn Tavern. There are five mounted deerheads above the bar. The bartender is standing behind the bar.

Date: 1907 

Description: This map of Superior and the vicinity shows selected company properties, railroads, and roads in a portion of Douglas County. The map reads: "Copyrighted 1...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Douglas County Museum.

Date: 1893-06-30 

Description: This map shows selected industrial buildings, streets, railroads, docks, and beacons in West Duluth, Duluth, West Superior, and Superior, as well as the St...

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Bardon Residence

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Richard Bardon residence, with a man standing in front of it.

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Postcard

Tower Avenue

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of Tower Avenue. A furniture store is located on the left side of the street and a shoe store is visible in the distance on the right.

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Windmill

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A windmill built as a co-operative enterprise by area Finnish settlers about 1910 and now preserved as a tourist attraction. The windmill is located about...

Date: 1953 

Description: "Compliments of the Douglas County Highway Department"--Top margin. Shows federal highways, state trunk highways, county highways, town roads, unimproved...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Several men are working with logs and equipment in Brule River State Forest.

Date: 1919 

Description: "Map showing the main travelled State and Federal Highways upon which the County Board proposes to expend $1,200,000 for permanent improvements, if you wil...

Date: 1960 

Description: Rabbi Mayer Relles after performing a wedding.

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Description: A portrait of an elderly Native American man identified only as "the oldest Indian, Solon Springs, Wisconsin." This image is part of an exhibit about Nati...

Photograph

Building a Big Boat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized image of the frame of a large boat being built at the shipyards in Superior.

Photograph

Public Order No. 1

Date: 1862-08-31 

Description: Photograph of a printed broadside, Public Order No. 1., issued by The Committee of Safety. The first order appears to be addressing some kind of dangerous...

Date: 1919 

Description: This map shows details of the harbor, proposed route and bridge changes, railroads, streets, selected buildings, a portion of Lake Superior and other lakes...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: This World War I era map fragment depicting the western portion of Douglas County, Wisconsin, includes manuscript annotations and stickers pasted onto the...

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