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Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Date: 1997-05 

Description: Lighted crosses at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Brothers Harley and Wilbur Backhaus funded the crosses with their wills.

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Booth House

Date: 1935 

Description: View of the north elevation of the Booth house.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the south section of town as seen from a water tower.

Date: 1891 

Description: This map shows soft marshland, water channels, solid ground, club boundary and shooting boxes. Big Lake, First Channel, Second Channel, Fout Mile Pond, Mal...

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Description: A woman kneels down next to Max, the family dog. Another woman stands on the sidewalk holding a hat, and a car can be seen in the background parked on the...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a public high school with multiple figures standing in front of it.

Date: 1995-06 

Description: "Joe Lackas works on the playground behind the Theresa Learning Center."

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Oak Grove House

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view from lawn of the front of the Oak Grove House near Juneau. There is a sign hanging from the railing of the second floor porch.

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Theresa, Wisconsin

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A view of Theresa, Wisconsin from a nearby hill.

Date: 1992-10-31 

Description: "George Bush Campaign Train visits Lomira."

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Two Young Men

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Two young men stand together in a jaunty pose. A group of boys are in the background.

Date: 1949-10-29 

Description: Sauer/Bodden wedding. Nuns on their way to Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Note the cross was damaged in a wind storm.

Date: 1962-05-05 

Description: The John Deere farm machinery manufacturing plant. "Bascule" passage between buildings which is raised to let freight cars pass on railroad tracks.

Date: 2000-10-06 

Description: "Members of the Wilz & Hren families join us at American Legion Post 347 in Lomira, WI."

Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part II

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of the Friday fish fry dinner tradition in Wisconsin.

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New Water Tower

Date: 1997-03-21 

Description: "The base of the new water tower is now taking shape."

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Street Concert

Date: 1990-09 

Description: A concert on Rock River Street.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Stark Street looking west.

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Elevated City View

Date: 1996-09 

Description: "Theresa's Bonduel & Wisconsin Streets from the air."

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