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Star Lake

Date: 1900
Description: Star Lake, Arbor Vitae Township, with the railroad tracks of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway on right and lake on the left.

Christmas Tree on Bascom Hill

Date: 1960
Description: Elevated view looking east from Lincoln Terrace on Bascom Hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The Lincoln Monument is in the foreground and...

Lake Geneva Downtown Restaurants

Date: 1920
Description: Downtown view. On the left side of the street is a restaurant, a photography store, a drugstore, and an ice cream parlor. On the right side is another ice...

College Avenue

Date: 1860
Description: College Avenue looking west from the corner of Morrison Street. The building on the left is the Adkins Building, at the right is the Johnston House. This w...

Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...

Gates of Heaven Synagogue

Date: July 17 1971
Description: The moving of the Gates of Heaven Synagogue from West Washington Avenue to James Madison Park. Crowds line the streets, and a crane can be seen in the back...

Peshtigo Fire Cemetery Marker

Date: December 10 1951
Description: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery marker, shown on the site.

Washburn Observatory

Date: 1880
Description: Exterior of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing telephone wires.

Washburn and Woodman Bank

Date: 1932
Description: View from across street of the Washburn and Woodman Bank building, erected by C.C. Washburn and Cyrus Woodman. The bank was established in 1846 and operate...

Rennebohm's on Monroe Street

Date: 1936
Description: Rennebohm Drugstore #12 at 2526 Monroe Street. Originally established by pharmacist Harry Consigny, this operation was purchased by Rennebohm in 1936.

Philip Fox Residence

Date: 1910
Description: Dr. and Mrs. Philip R. and Katherine B. Fox residence at 28 West Wilson Street, corner of South Carroll Street. The house was constructed of Milwaukee bric...

Monroe Street

Date: 1935
Description: Monroe Street during construction.

Camp Randall

Date: 1862
Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...

North Central Airplane over Madison

Date: 1952
Description: Aerial view of a North Central Airlines DC-3 airplane flying over the Madison isthmus. Clearly visible are the Wisconsin State Capitol, the 1 West Wilson S...

German Free Thinkers Society

Date: 1902
Description: Members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers") organization, posed in front of their building at Sauk City.

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...

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. In the back...

Snow in Whitewater

Date: March 1881
Description: Winter scene looking north along First Street to its intersection with Main Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Shows aftermath of a big snowstorm which occurre...

Third Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1899
Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol, the second in Madison, as seen from East Washington Avenue.

University Heights

Date: 1898
Description: University Heights from the Chemistry Building on University Avenue. View includes the University of Wisconsin-Madison football field, on the former site o...

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