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Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from a distance of the train depot. On the left a locomotive is parked along the train platform where a group of people are standing. In the center is...

Date: 1922 

Description: View of the train depot. A train is stopped at the depot. An automobile is parked on the left. A train conductor and a man stand at the outside.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View of the Amund Rustebakke farm. Twelve haystacks dominate the center of the image. Nearby, people stand next to a frame house, with the village of Black...

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Valley House

Date: 1909 

Description: Two men stand on the sidewalk in front of a boardinghouse [?]. A man and a dog sit on the porch of the Valley House.

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Horse-Drawn Hearse

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black Earth hearse drawn by horses. Chris Schanel, the Black Earth undertaker, is driving.

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Oak Hill Cemetery

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: The Oak Hill Cemetery. The 1872 headstone of Haldor, son of Syver and Martha Holland, is in the foreground, surrounded by a picket fence.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View of several farms, including Burton's, Fitlen's and Rustebakke's. Field arrangements and fencing patterns are evident.

Date: 1960-07-24 

Description: A mobile silage processing equipment truck owned by the Black Earth Farm Service company.

Date: 1909 

Description: View down the dirt road of Main Street. On the left, two men walk on the sidewalk near a store with a hand-painted "closing out sale" sign. On the right, h...

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Old Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: View along shoreline of a mill on a river. There is a man loading bags onto a cart at the front. There is a wooded hill on the right.

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Horse-Drawn Hearse

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black Earth hearse drawn by horses. Chris Schanel, the Black Earth undertaker, is driving. In the background on the right a small pig is running near a fen...

Date: 1962-12-01 

Description: A farm road between fields in late sunlight, looking towards Mounds Creek in the vicinity of Highway F.

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State Bank

Date: 1909 

Description: Exterior from street of the State Bank. The building features a large plate glass window, double front doors, and a retracted awning.

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High School

Date: 1925 

Description: View of the front of the high school. The grounds feature a hand pump water well and a flag post.

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Maple Tree Trunks

Date: 1964-07-05 ca.

Description: A cluster of maple tree trunks in a shady grove. A wire is strung along the right side of the trees, with a coil of wire leaning against a tree trunk in th...

Date: 1960-05-22 

Description: Two dead foxes hang from a barbed wire fence in a field.

Date: 1909 

Description: View from shoreline of wooden bridge. There are homes and barns in the distance.

Date: 1960-05-20 ca.

Description: Flowering tree in the rain. Several other trees are visible through the fog.

Date: 1925 

Description: View from street of three people posing in front of the printing office and shop.

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City Hall and Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across park of two-story City Hall, a wood building with what appears to be a bell tower, among trees. In the background on the left is a wood platfor...

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