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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...
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Excursion Boat at the Wisconsin Dells

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Description: The Alexander Mitchell excursion boat with passengers.
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Leaping the Chasm

Date: 1886
Description: Ashley Bennett, son of photographer H.H. Bennett, jumping to Stand Rock, caught in midair by the instantaneous shutter.
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German Shepherd Dog Jumps Across Stand Rock

Date: June 1961
Description: A German shepherd jumps across Stand Rock as a man and child in traditional Indian apparel look on. The man is pointing to the dog.
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"Dell Queen" entering the Narrows

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view of the "Dell Queen" entering the Narrows via Devil's Elbow as Hattie and Nellie Bennett look on from an overlook on the shoreline.
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Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...
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"North American" Saturday Menu

Date: July 04 1931
Description: Front of dinner menu for the "North American" for the season. Gives rates for cruises on the "North American" or "South American" between Chicago, Illinois...
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Transit Company Dinner Menu

Date: July 04 1931
Description: Inside of Saturday dinner menu for the "North American." Includes drawings of Niagara Falls, New York, Old Fort Mackinac Island, Michigan, Michigan Bouleva...
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Cover of Songs of S.S. North American

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Description: Cover from songbook used on the "S.S. North American." Back cover advertises the sailings of the "North American" and "South American." Includes pic...
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Songs of "S.S. North American", Pages 1-2

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Description: Pages 1-2 of the Songbook for the "North American" includes an index and the lyrics for 2 songs.
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Sexton's Eddy

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Description: Sexton's Eddy, up the river and opposite. Steamboat in distance.
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Steamboat from Sexton's Landing

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Description: View from Sexton's Landing of river and steamboat. (Steamboat probably Alexander Mitchell).
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Clam Banks with Steamboat

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Description: Clam Banks; upstream from Arm Chair with steamboat passing, (probably the "New Dell Queen").
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Witches' Gulch Tourist Stand

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Description: Wooden walkway leading to covered outdoor platform with tables and benches and to building beyond.
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Witches' Gulch Tourist Stand

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Description: View out Witches' Gulch of tourist stand, with men sitting in chairs. Covered open-air platform beyond.
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Stand Rock Indian Amphitheater

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Description: Group of Ho-Chunk at Stand Rock Amphitheater. Several men sit in a ring as other Ho-Chunk look on. Tepee (or tipi) in the background.
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"Dell Queen" Entering Devil's Elbow

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Description: A woman holding a baby sits near a little girl on rocks looking down on the "Dell Queen" steamboat entering the Narrows at Devil's Elbow.
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"Apollo No. 1" Entering Narrows

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Description: "Apollo No. 1" steamboat entering Devil's Elbow at Narrows. There is a building in the background with a sign on the roof, probably the Lark's Hotel.
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"Dell Queen" across from Ravine Bridge

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Description: "Dell Queen" along shoreline at point across from Ravine Bridge.
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Tourists at Cold Water Canyon

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Description: Unidentified group of tourists posed standing in Cold Water Canyon. Man in background on left with camera.

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