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Wisconsin Dells Minirama

Date: August 26 1960
Description: Miniature model of the Wisconsin Dells. Goggled diver, Ollie Reese, swimming with Dells recreation boat. This completely landscaped exhibit was built to sc...
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Swimming in the Mississippi River

Date: 1890
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma can be seen in the background on the far shoreline.
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Memorial Union Terrace

Date: 1940
Description: Summertime view of people at tables on University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union terrace, looking out to canoes and sailboats on the lake. People wear...
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Children and Adults at Wading Pool

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Description: A group of children and adults at a wading pool in a park.
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Brittingham Park

Date: 1900
Description: Boys playing on makeshift diving board on the shore of Lake Monona at Brittingham Park.
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Backyard Swimming Pool

Date: July 25 1980
Description: A family relaxes by their backyard pool, while a father tosses his infant son gently in the air.
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YWCA Slim Swim

Date: June 19 1967
Description: The "slim swim" program at the YWCA.
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Swimming Race at Camp Wakanda

Date: 1923
Description: Boys line up on pier for swimming race at Camp Wakanda.
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Children Relaxing in the Pool

Date: June 18 1989
Description: Overhead view of four children relaxing in a wading pool.
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Playing in Canoes on a Lake

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Description: Two women try to knock each other off of their canoes while standing and swinging brooms at each other.
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Esther Eloise McGilvra, as a Swimmer

Date: 1905
Description: Esther Eloise McGilvra, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a swimmer, next to a wooden diving board. Part of a yearbook created...
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Summer Fun

Date: August 10 1964
Description: A rubber raft serves as the launching point for diving and other water play on a hot summer day.
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Myrland's Sky Lodge

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Description: Myrland's Sky Lodge, a vacation resort near Montello that boasted a private landing strip for pilots with small planes. The Piper Vagabond in the foregroun...
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Swimming pool

Date: August 09 1936
Description: Dr. Frederick Davis residence swimming pool, located at 6048 S. Highlands Avenue, also known as Edenfred.
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Swimming Pool

Date: August 09 1936
Description: Dr. Frederick Davis residence, located at 6048 S. Highlands Avenue, also known as Edenfred. Two women relax at the swimming pool, one on chair, one on div...
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Five Boys and Diving Apparatus

Date: July 13 1933
Description: Five boys experiment with diving apparatus on a diving raft. Left to right: Lyell Tullis, Edgar Tullis, and Jerry Randall fixing the diving head gear, w...
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Boys and Diving Apparatus

Date: July 13 1933
Description: Edgar Tullis, in the water wearing a diving helmet, is assisted by Jerry Randall and Lyell Tullis, standing on a pier.
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Baptism in Lake Monona

Date: June 07 1933
Description: Evangelist W. P. Butler with hand upraised and Rev. Joseph Washington, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church stand beside Lulu Elroy who is about to be baptize...
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Women in Synchronized Swimming Formation

Date: May 12 1927
Description: Elevated view of University of Wisconsin-Madison Dolphin Club women in Lathrop swimming pool in a synchronized swimming formation.
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Sun Dip

Date: July 08 1988
Description: Two women lifeguards sun themselves at the edge of Horeb Park pool during a rotation break.

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