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Man Mound

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Description: Elevated view of Man Mound outlined in chalk looking south. A road bisects the legs of the effigy mound. A small outbuilding can be seen at left in the for...

Date: 1921 

Description: View of facade of St. Luke's school, with grounds in the foreground and the chapel in the back.

Photograph

Mrs. Earl Baltes

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A young woman identified as Mrs. Earl Baltes poses in nineteenth-century attire, seated on the floor with her arm resting on the open bottom drawer of an a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View features a dirt street, an opera house on the right, storefronts, horse-drawn vehicles, several pedestrians walking on the sidewalks bordering the str...

Date: 1918-08-07 

Description: Five Sauk County draftees pose on the day they left for Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: An original poster advertising the eleventh annual railroad picnic, taking place at Devil's Lake State Park on Saturday, July 27, 1889. In the advertiseme...

Photograph

Baseball Team

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Twelve members of a baseball team, and the bat boy, all in uniform, and one man in a suit, pose for a group portrait. One player holds a mitt, another hold...

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Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Barn used by the Ringling Brothers to store circus equipment during the winter.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Stereograph of a very large number of judges standing crowded at the very small end of a pier in Devil's Lake. The occasion is the Grand Regatta held June...

Photograph

Water Street

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: View of Water Street featuring a group of patrons standing in the entrance of A. Becker's Saloon.

Date: 1919 

Description: Colorized postcard of an elevated view of a concrete bridge over a river. There is a boat near wooden pilings that stretch from the shoreline to the center...

Postcard

The Wonder Spot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a man and woman demonstrating the visual characteristics apparent at the Wonder Spot.

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Description: Three children playing under a fallen tree outside of Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd Jones, aunts of Fr...

Photograph

Harry Elsworth Cole

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Harry Elsworth Cole (1861-1928), founder and first president of the Sauk County Historical Society, also president of the...

Photograph

The Red Tavern

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A deteriorating wooden structure with two gables on the front, identified as the Red Tavern between Kilbourn and Mauston, built in 1848.

Photograph

Woman and Infant

Date: 1912 

Description: A hand tinted image of a young woman with a ruffled nightcap tending an infant wrapped in a crocheted blanket lying in a cradle. A candle burns in a brass...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Side view of church converted to offices of Dresen Brothers Contractors and Manufacturers. Sign on bulding reads: "Dresen Brothers Twin City Contractors &...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Hillside Home School.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A young girl practices her trumpet on a dairy farm.

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