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Photograph

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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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...

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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.

Date: 1960-05-20 

Description: Black Earth telephone company maintenance truck in front of the local office.

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.

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Octagonal Bandstand

Date: 1960 

Description: Bandstand and old town hall in the park.

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Cultivated Hillside

Date: 1960-07-24 ca.

Description: Landscape view of a rolling, cultivated hillside.

Date: 1925 

Description: View from street of the Patrons' Mercantile Company consumer cooperative. A group of men stand outside the building. A row of horses and carriages are park...

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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...

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Old Mill

Date: 1909 

Description: View of the side of a mill. The mill has a large awning over a loading dock. A man with a beard and a hat stands near the side of the mill.

Date: 1962-12-01 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across street of the Patrons' Mercantile Company. The awnings advertise "general merchandise" and "harness and hardware." There are three horses and c...

Date: 1925 

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

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Fence Line

Date: 1962-12-01 ca.

Description: A wooden snow fence lines a large field. Trees and hills are in the background.

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down an unpaved road with shops on either side. A horse and carriage is coming down the street, and another horse and carriage is parked in front of a...

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: Chris Schanel, undertaker, stands next to the back of his hearse. A home and trees are in the background.

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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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Clothesline

Date: 1960-07-24 ca.

Description: Laundry hangs on a clothesline and blows in the wind. There are fields behind, and low hills in the distance.

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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.

Date: 1873 ca.

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

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