• Bay Theater in Ashland, WI

    On the corner of Vaughn Ave and West 2nd Street, or Main Street, is the Bay Theater. The original art deco canopy is visible across the front façade; it is red, white, and blue with stretches of neon…

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  • Leland Hotel, Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of a wooden two story building with lettering at the top that says "Leland Hotel." Men, women and children stand out front and on the second story balcony. In 1909 the Hotel Leland was l…

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  • Clam Lake NE

    Geological Survey (U.S.)

    This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct rail lines. Kaysen enhanced about 1,200 maps…

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  • Music Center in Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of the three story Vaughn Block building, located at 415 West 2nd Street, showing the storefront awning for the Music Center. The Vaughn Building located at 415 West 2nd Street was built…

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  • Demolishing the Knight Hotel, Ashland, WI

    View looking north of the demolition of the five story brownstone Knight Hotel building, also called the Knight Block. In the foreground is construction equipment. Colonel John H. Knight was born in 1…

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  • Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes : Ashland and Washburn Harbors, Wisconsin

    U.S. Lake Survey

    This map shows Ashland and Washburn harbors in shades of blue and yellow. Water depths shown by isolines and soundings, and relief is shown by contours. The back of the map shows a survey of the north…

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  • Old Post Office, Ashland, WI

    View from Main Street West showing the building that was first used as the Ashland Post Office made of locally quarried brownstone. Three people are visible in the snowy foreground. Work began on this…

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  • American Legion, Ashland, WI

    View looking west down Second Street East in Ashland, WI. On the left is the American Legion Building followed by Roffers Chevrolet Sales Dealers with the Knight Hotel on the end of this block. On rig…

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  • 815 W Second Street, Ashland, WI

    View of the wooden building located at 815 West Second Street, Ashland, WI. Standing in front of the building on the wooden sidewalk are Claude Talaska, a barber and musician, on the left, Bert Olson…

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  • View of Old Post Office in Ashland, WI

    View looking east down Main Street West which shows the building first used as the Ashland Post Office on the left. A street car is visible on the road and utility poles line the street. Storefronts o…

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  • Map of Ashland County, Wis.

    Nohl, W.G

    This atlas contains plats of villages, cities, and townships of Ashland County. Includes an index. Annotations in ink appear on some maps.

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  • Sno-Wyte Bakery, Ashland, WI

    View looking across 2nd Street West and down the alley across the street. Sno-Wyte Bakery is visible on the right with an insurance and real estate office on the left. In the foreground is a Sherwin W…

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  • Map of Section 6, Township 49 North, Range 3 West of the Fourth Principal Meridian in Wisconsin, Ashland County

    Jerod W. Day Engineering Co

    This map shows landownership, acreage, and old fort road on the southwest corner of Madeline Island. The map includes an explanation of survey in the middle left margin.

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  • Shoe Shack, Ashland, WI

    View of the front façade of the three story brick Wilmarth No. 5 building, which houses the Shoe Shack, located at 408 West Second Street in Ashland, WI. Employing brick and brownstone trim, Lewis C.…

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  • Golden Glow Cafe, Ashland, WI

    Exterior view of the Golden Glow Cafe with a car and motorcycle parked in front on West 2nd Street. The Golden Glow Cafe was started in 1954, but moved to 519 West 2nd Street by 1969 and is still in t…

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  • Tackle Box and Cremo Bakery, Ashland, WI

    View of the storefronts along 2nd Street including the Tackle Box and Cremo Bakery with cars parallel parked along the street in the foreground. These two stores were located in the Leihy Block buildi…

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  • W. Roberts Confectionary, Ashland, WI

    A woman, three men and a boy stand nearby or on the wooden sidewalk in front of a small wooden building with fruit and produce on display for sale. The sign on the building says “W. Roberts. Confectio…

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

    View of construction of the Soo Line ore dock on the Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, Wisconsin in 1916. In the foreground are traveling construction towers or cranes and construction materials. On the lef…

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  • Knight Hotel, Ashland, WI

    Knight Hotel looking west from Second Avenue East (Main Street East). People are visible walking along the wooden sidewalks and other buildings are visible in the background. Colonel John H. Knight wa…

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  • Tailor Shop, Ashland, Wisconsin

    Four men stand in front of a tailor shop, probably called Union Tailors, a single floor store front building with two large windows on either side of a central door frame and a three pane window above…

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