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Date: 1935 after

Description: Menu of Cornish pasties and Cornish desserts offered by Pendarvis House, a group of restored Cornish-style stone houses built by Cornish settlers in Minera...

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Odd Fellows Hall

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1838, was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains. The cornerstones were laid by P.G. Sire Thomas Widley, foun...

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Pendarvis House

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Pendarvis House.

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Harness Racing

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of four men and their horses harness racing down a road, with crowds of spectators on the sides, during a county fair in southwestern Wiscons...

Date: 1929 

Description: View across street of the three-story grade school.

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Mineral Point Jail

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A roughly built jail, constructed before 1836. Vineyard would have been held here a short time before he was released on bail.

Date: 1936 

Description: View of a room in Pendarvis House. There is a map of Cornwall over the fireplace. A bedwarmer and a bellows sit at the base of the hearth.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A woman demonstrating how Shake Rag Street got its name, with the restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, behind her. The house was temporarily co...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, built in the 1840s, on Shake Rag Street undergoing restoration. The house was temporarily covered with s...

Date: 1932 

Description: The home of Joseph Gundry, a dry goods merchant. The house was later acquired for use as a museum by the Mineral Point Historical Society.

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Polperro House

Date: 1953 

Description: A restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, on Shake Rag Street. The house was temporarily covered with siding, but after restoration the siding was...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The home of Moses Strong, a prominent attorney, politician, speculator and land agent who moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Mineral Point in 1836...

Date: 1960 

Description: A Cornish house on Shake Rag Street.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Interior view of a sitting room at Pendarvis House, with period chairs, a bookcase and a painting of sheep above the fireplace.

Date: 1935 

Description: The front door of the Harris cottage.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The dining room in the Cornish Pendarvis home.

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Mineral Point Jail

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Reportedly the first jail to be built in Wisconsin, this jail was built somewhere between 1830 and 1835 from hewn logs. Iowa County was organized within th...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1837-1838, was the first to be built west of the Allegheny Mountains. The cornerstones were laid by Thomas Widley.

Date: 1936 

Description: Room on a lower floor in Pendarvis House. In the center is a stairwell up to the next floor, a bookshelf in the right corner, and a portrait of a man above...

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Trelawny Fireplace

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The living room fireplace and dining room table in the Cornish miner's cottage on Shake Rag Street called Trelawny. The cottage was restored under the owne...

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