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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker,...
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Train on Railroad Bridge

Date: 1890
Description: Wisconsin Central Railroad train on White River Bridge, with crew posing on top of cars. The bridge was 1600 feet long and 110 feet above the water. In 187...
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Hull Tennis Court

Date: 1916
Description: Two women playing tennis at Coole Park Manor on Madeline Island.
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Three Elizabeths

Date: 1912
Description: Elizabeth Hull, Elizabeth Baker, and Elizabeth Nisbet standing at the tennis court net at Coole Park Manor.
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Tennis Friends

Date: 1914
Description: Four men and three women posing on Hull's tennis court.
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Winners in a Tennis Tournament

Date: 1915
Description: Two young men, Herbert W. Rogers and Ted Dwyer, holding trophies, standing in front of porch.
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Cedar Bark Lodge

Date: 1910
Description: Group of five people, (includes Jesse Stone, Mrs. Abernathy, A.G. Hull, Leo Capser, and Captain Angus) standing in front of Cedar Bark Lodge on Hermit Isla...
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Soldier's Rock

Date: 1907
Description: Woman standing on soldier's rock on Madeline Island.
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Modern Windsled

Date: May 1954
Description: Windsled used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield. This image appeared in Ross' book, "La Pointe: Village Outpost".
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Windsled "Hurricane Hazel"

Date: 1946
Description: Windsled "Hurricane Hazel" on Chequamegon. One man is sitting in the windsled, Another man is standing on the ice.
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The Dream Sled

Date: 1955
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type wind sled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-...
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Transporting Parcels on Windsled

Date: 1954
Description: Elmer Nelson sorting through boxes of goods being transported on the "Dream Sled" windsled.
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The Dream Sled

Date: 1953
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E...
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Docking Ferry Boat in December

Date: December 1948
Description: Two men docking a ferry boat at La Pointe in December. Ferry service closed two days after this photograph was taken.
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Ice-Breaking in Spring

Date: April 1949
Description: Two men standing on dock watching the "Penguine" and the "Apostle Island" breaking the ice around the La Pointe dock.
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Windsled near Pier

Date: February 1948
Description: Elevated view of the enclosed wind sled shaped like the Maybe, sitting on the ice with La Pointe dock on the left.
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"Idora" at Mission Stub Dock

Date: 1910
Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Idora," owned by Charles Russell, docked at the Mission 'stub dock' on Madeline Island. A group of people are on boar...
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Arrival of "Woodrush"

Date: 1949
Description: View from dock of the U.S. Coast Guard ship "Woodrush" arriving at the La Pointe dock to clear ice. Two trucks are on the dock, one with a piano.
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"Plowboy" Approaching the Mission Dock

Date: 1904
Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...
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"Byng I" Steamboat

Date: 1930
Description: Group of people on board the steamboat "Byng I" sometime prior to 1930.

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