This is the official website of the Rib Lake Historical Society.

A site devoted to the history of Greater Rib Lake, Wisconsin!


The purpose of the Society is to preserve, publish and promote the rich history of greater Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin. 

Another goal of the Society is to provide to the public a convenient way to share and access historic photos and documents. 

This site features documents that can be "word-searched".  
To access the word-searchable feature, you need to open the document first.
Once it is open, just hold down the "ctrl" key and the "f" key to perform your search.
This allows you to "Find" words, names, places, etc.
One of the top features of this site is the "Index to Rib Lake Photo and Document collection".  By utilizing the "Index", you have access to thousands of images featuring the rich history of Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin.  The "Index" is word-searchable!  
"Index to Rib Lake Photo and Document collection"
click here:

or, view here:


Sign: c. 2009


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"Rib Lake Photo and Document Collection"

Thousands of images!

Each "image" has been assigned its accession number.  Documents, maps, books, etc. consisting of more than one page use the same accession number, but pages following the first are labeled A, B, C, etc.  The first accession number is 10000.


 To view in Excel format (with links to each image), Click Here: Index to Rib Lake Photo and Document Collection (Updated to 9/28/2021)


To view in GoogleDocs format, see below, or click here: Index to Rib Lake Photo and Document Collection





Map: post offices and railroads c. 1908