Wisconsin’s Historic Natural Resources

March 9, 2015

In Wisconsin’s Historic Natural Resources Photos collection you’ll find images like this one, of Vaudeville entertainer “Gypsy” Rose Lee holding a musky she caught in Pine Lake, Iron County in 1946. She is featured along with several other recognizable folks who were “caught” fishing in Wisconsin, including baseball great Ted Williams, former president Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the perpetually smoking journalist Edward R. Murrow. The collection is the first 500 of what will eventually be 2,200 black and white photos from the 1930s to the 1970s, showing Wisconsinites (and others) enjoying and working to protect the state’s natural resources.

See the whole collection.