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Whaleback Boat Docked in Superior

Date: April 1893
Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.
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Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: April 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus," from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
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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...
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Brule Riv. — Trout Fishing

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Description: View from shoreline towards eight men trout fishing on the Brule River.
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Wentworth Farmers' Cooperative Store

Date: July 1947
Description: Wentworth Farmers' Cooperative Association store organized in 1919 by a group of Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish farmers.
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Customers in front of Cooperative Marketing Store

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Description: Customers standing in front of the Cooperative Marketing Store.
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American Shipbuilding Company

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Description: A man is standing in front of huge blocks of ice at the American Shipbuilding Company. The ship "War Otter" is in the background. A large chunk of ice tied...
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Superior Shipyards

Date: 1900
Description: The Superior Shipyards showing steamships "Moran," "Northwest," and "Northland."
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Building a Big Boat

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Description: Colorized image of the frame of a large boat being built at the shipyards in Superior.
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The "Christopher Columbus"

Date: 1892
Description: Captian Alex McDougall's passenger whaleback steamer the "Christopher Columbus" being built in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.
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McDougall Whaleback

Date: 1892
Description: Whaleback steamer in the shipyards of the American Steel Barge Company.
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McDougall Whaleback, View #2

Date: 1892
Description: Another view of Captain Alex McDougall's whaleback steamer in the shipyard of the American Steel Barge Company.
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The Freighter Magna

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Description: The freighter "Magna" in shipyard's icy waters with three tugboats in the foreground.
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Buckhorn Tavern

Date: 1949
Description: Customers sitting at the bar in the Buckhorn Tavern. There are five mounted deerheads above the bar. The bartender is standing behind the bar.
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Tower Avenue in Superior

Date: 1945
Description: View of Tower Avenue, looking north. A drugstore can be seen on the corner (right), as can an auto parts store.
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Larson Brothers' Airport

Date: 1922
Description: Roy Larson of Larsen, Wisconsin in his first plane, a Canadian-built Curtiss (Canuck) purchased in 1922. Shortly after making this purchase, Roy and his br...
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Bong P-38 Memorial

Date: 1950
Description: An early view of the Richard Ira Bong Memorial - a P-38, although not a plane that Bong himself flew. The plane was acquired from the Air Force by the loca...
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Bong on Leave

Date: 1943
Description: Elvated view of war hero Richard Ira Bong (center, in flight jacket) on leave in Poplar, with friends, relatives, and admirers. The group is walking down a...
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Bird's-Eye View of Superior

Date: 1883
Description: Bird's-eye map of Superior, county seat of Douglas County, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of points of interest.
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Perspective Map of the City of Superior, Wis.

Date: 1890
Description: Bird's-eye view of Superior, Wisconsin.

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