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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the "Texas," a small boat carrying three passengers on Devil's Lake.

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Photograph

Old Harness Shop

Date:  

Description: View from across street of two buildings on Water Street during the 19th century. The building on the right was built in 1866 by Christian Schumm. It later...

Photograph

Rough Ridge

Date:  

Description: View of Rough Ridge, near the Devil's Doorway.

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...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of a row of cabins at the Panoramic Resort. There are two cars parked on the left.

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...

Photograph

Sauk City Brewery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from unpaved road of workers gathered in front of the brewery building, which has numerous chimneys, and one very tall chimney pipe. One of the men is...

Photograph

Butterfield Bridge

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Construction workers stand in front of the Butterfield covered bridge.

Photograph

"Colsac II" Ferry

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: View from road of the ferry "Colsac II" arriving at the shoreline of the Wisconsin River, with an automobile on the right waiting to board.

Photograph

Devil's Doorway Gap

Date:  date unknown

Description: Devil's Lake Vicinity, Devil's Doorway, showing Gap.

Map or Atlas

Map of Sauk County

Date: 1859 

Description: Map featuring various views of buildings and scenes from Sauk County.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Portrait of Charles Franklin Gale, the father of novelist and playwright Zona Gale, reading a newspaper.

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View along shoreline towards Echo Rock on Mirror Lake.

Date: 1914-03-12 

Description: The office force and foremen pose before the south facade of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Photograph

Rock Scenery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of house and farm buildings in Ableman with a rocky hill in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the rock formation called the Great Stone Face in Devil's Lake State Park. Trees and shrubs can be seen all around. The lake, bluffs...

Photograph

Wooded Marshland

Date: 1961-09-04 ca.

Description: A wooded marshland as seen from Durward's Glen Road. In the center distance, a house and outbuildings can be seen.

Date: 1925 

Description: Elevated view over dam and waterfall of a man in a bathing suit walking in the placid and shallow water above the dam. Behind him a boat is tethered along...

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