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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
Photograph

Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...
Map or Atlas

Map of the Route of the Military Road from Fort Crawford to Fort Howard Via Fort Winnebago

Date: 1936
Description: This map is red and black ink on tracing cloth and is oriented with north to the upper left. This hand-drawn map shows a central portion of the military ro...
Drawing

Wilkins 19: Fording Laramie Creek

Date: May 27 1849
Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.
Poster

Milwaukee Mardi Gras

Date: February 21 1882
Description: Chromolithograph poster advertising a Milwaukee Mardi Gras celebration, arranged by the Turnverein and Milwaukee Musical Societies, and held at the Exposit...
Photograph

Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
Photograph

Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
Photograph

Military Band at Lookout Mountain

Date: 1864
Description: Albumen stereocard of the Union Army brass band posed and playing atop Lookout Point. The Tennessee River is in the background.
Photograph

Out of Boat Cave

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Description: Two men navigating their canoe through caves at the Wisconsin Dells.
Photograph

Excursion Boats at the Dells

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Description: Excursion boats at the Wisconsin Dells. Boats Eolah and Alexander Mitchell at mooring, with distinctive Dells rock formations in the backgrou...
Photograph

Carriage Stuck in the Mud

Date: 1898
Description: Horse-drawn carriage stuck in a rut on a muddy road near the Ohio River in Floyd County, Indiana. One man is holding the horse while another attempts to di...
Photograph

Excursion Boat at the Wisconsin Dells

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Description: The Alexander Mitchell excursion boat with passengers.
Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1851
Description: A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard canoeing on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of forts...
Photograph

Downriver from Grand Avenue Bridge

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Description: Schooners docked on river. The view is downriver from the Grand Avenue Bridge.
Photograph

Calvin Coolidge Fishing

Date: 1928
Description: President Calvin Coolidge fishing at Cedar Island Lodge, rustic lodge of Henry C. Pierce, 35 miles from Superior, Wisconsin, on the Brule River. This lodge...
Photograph

River Baptism

Date: 1888
Description: A baptism in a river in southern Wisconsin.
Photograph

Fishermen on Pike River

Date: 1945
Description: Two fishermen on rocks alongside the Pike River.
Photograph

Fisherman by River

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Description: Fisherman cooking on campfire at the edge of a river.
Photograph

Fisherman on a River

Date: 1942
Description: Man fishing for trout at edge of river.
Photograph

Tight Squeeze

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Description: Large steamship squeezing through an open bridge.

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