Early 1900 Photographs taken by John J. Tillman in Port Wing Area See John Tillman’s photographs at the Heritage Hall Museum
Port Wing Town Library
Fiction and non-fiction books can be checked out and returned at your leisure, with the exception of a few special editions. In addition to best selling fiction and kids books, the library has local and regional history books.
Booth Fisheries Office
This building was the original Booth Fisheries Office at the harbor. Note the office on the right side of above photo taken by JJ Tillman. It served as such until lake transportation ceased in the mid 1930’s. History of Booth Fisheries In the late 1800’s Alfred Booth and Sons of Chicago had developed a huge […]
Carl Dahlstedt’s 1929 Extensive History of Port Wing
Carl Dahlstedt’s history is transcribed from the February 1929 Whos Who edition of the Ashland Daily Press. Carl was the Port Wing postmaster. His history of the town goes into detail about the settlement of Port Wing, logging, lumber, farming, quarrying, the Orienta Elector-hydrolic dam, Port Wing Businesses, schools and churches. He offers a rich […]
Heritage Hall Herald Newsletter
View or download a complete listing of topics, people and events in the Heritage Hall Herald newsletters. Beginning in July of 2002 to March of 2018. A big thanks to Mary Childs for putting this index together.
Visit Heritage Hall to View Our Collection of Family Histories Download the Family History Collection Index Many of the family histories were written at the time of the town’s centennial when people were asked to fill out a brief questionnaire about their family background. Others were submitted for the Lutheran Church centennial. Some are handwritten […]
Connie O’Connell’s School Project
Connie (O’Connell) Olson wrote this personal history of Port Wing as a school project in 1956. Her history records colorful stories as related by old timers that otherwise might have been lost to history.
Port Wing History – The Early Years, By Sondra “Soney” Rockenbach
This overview of the settlement of Port Wing was written for the 2001 town centennial celebration.
School Photograph Collection
A collection of early 1900 photos of Port Wing schools and students for a book to be published by the Bayfield County Historical Society.