• Ashland, Lake Superior, Wis. 1890

    Pauli, C. J

    This bird's-eye view of Ashland, with its prominent ore docks, illustrates its importance as a Great Lakes shipping center. Bird's-eye views, based on ground surveys translated into an aerial perspect…

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  • Knight Hotel, Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of the five story brownstone Knight Hotel with automobiles in the foreground. Business signs visible on the first floor include Jim & Jerry Nemec Insurance on the corner, Knight Bar Cont…

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  • Railroad track atop Soo Line ore dock

    Railroad tracks atop the Soo Line ore dock in Chequamegon Bay, Ashland, Wisconsin, sometime after completion of construction in 1917. The view facing south shows a major portion of the wooden trestle…

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  • Ashland Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands

    Milwaukee Lith. & Engr. Co

    Panorama bird's-eye view of the town of Ashland, on Lake Superior, and the Apostle Islands.

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  • Dhooge's Creamery, Ashland, Wisconsin

    One man stands and two men sit in front of Dhooge's Factory, a two story building that includes the words "Dhooge's Fancy Creamery Butter Factory" painted in large white letters on the front. A white…

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  • East side of Soo Line ore dock

    East side view of Soo Line ore dock in Chequamegon Bay, Ashland, Wisconsin, sometime after completion of construction in 1917. On left is the wooden trestle approach followed by the concrete approach…

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  • Professor of Northland tarred and feathered

    Ashland Daily Press

    Anti-German sentiment ran high during World War I in Wisconsin. Despite the state's large German American population, American entry into the war with Germany unleashed a torrent of hysterical conform…

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  • Prentice's Addition to Ashland

    Unknown

    Map is pen and pencil on paper. The map shows roads, creeks, and the Chequamegon Bay. The map is undated and prepared sometime between the establishment of La Pointe County and 1866 when the name was…

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  • The Vogue and the Larson Agency, Ashland, WI

    View of the single story Art Deco front façade of the clothing store The Vogue on the left, and two story brick C.E. Carlson 1919 building housing The Larson Agency on the right. The Vogue, located at…

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  • Ashland National Bank in Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of a two story building located at 518 West Second Street, Ashland, WI built by Thomas Bardon. Signs on the building say "Ashland National Bank" and "Bardon's 1884 Building." Bardon's Bu…

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  • Vaughn Public Library reading room, Ashland, WI

    Interior view of the Vaughn Public Library reading room on the second floor of the Vaughn Block building. Tables and chairs are placed around the room and men and women are reading. Tall windows are v…

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  • Mellen 1909

    Sanborn Map Company

    Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are meticulously detailed, large-scale lithographed, color-keyed street maps. Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the d…

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  • Bar Interior, Ashland, WI

    Interior view of a tavern showing two men holding beverages and a male bartender standing behind the bar. Signs and pictures line the bar and walls including a large sign that says "Ashland Lager Beer…

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  • Ashland 1901

    Sanborn-Perris Map Co

    Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are meticulously detailed, large-scale lithographed, color-keyed street maps. Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the d…

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  • Modern Cleaners and Ashland Sewing Machine Co

    View of two, two-story buildings with architecturally different front facades. On the left is Modern Cleaners, and on the right is the Ashland Sewing Machine Company in the old Pabst Brewing Company b…

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  • Schumanns Fabrics in Ashland, WI

    Two storefronts on the main street in Ashland, WI. On the left is the two story brick building housing Schumann’s Fabrics at 404 West 2nd Street. On the right is a single story building housing Malmbe…

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  • Ashland County Jail, Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of a large, three and four story brick building that was the original Ashland County Jail. The jail was located at 601 3rd Ave East. The original Ashland County Jail Building was located…

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  • Construction of the Soo Line ore dock in Ashland, Wisconsin

    View of construction workers on top of the concrete bents (reinforced support pillars) while building the Soo Line ore dock on the Chequamegon Bay, in Ashland, Wisconsin, in 1916. In the foreground ar…

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  • Construction on the Soo Line ore dock addition in Ashland, Wisconsin

    Construction workers on the base of the Soo Line ore dock addition. Barge on left has markings that say “W” and “4.” The crane on the right lifted buckets of concrete to build the addition. Wooden pil…

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  • Union National Bank in Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of the Union National Bank building in Ashland, WI located on the corner of Ellis Ave and Second Street West. The bank building at 100 West Second Street was built by Frank Tomlinson Con…

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