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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. South side and east end.

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Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground are tables and chairs, an eight drawer card catalog, and a lamp hanging from the ceiling....

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Interior of the Territorial Supreme Court building of the Wisconsin Territory (embracing present Iowa and Minnesota) built in 1836 of lumber brought by wat...

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Description: Interior view of the Darlington Public Library. In the foreground is a librarian's desk, and a bench on the left. In the background in two separate rooms a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down unpaved street in a central business district. A Rexall Drug Store is on the corner on the right. A large stone building, which has a sign for "H...

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Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View downhill towards a central business district. A restaurant and ice cream parlor are on the right side of the road, and a general store and gas pump ar...

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Marty's Warehouse

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Marty's Warehouse from across railroad tracks. The warehouse building has large signs of painted lettering advertising the storage facilities. Rail...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Council House of the first Wisconsin Territorial Legislature when it met at Belmont in 1836. A young boy or man wearing a hat stands in front near a fence.

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County Trunk F

Date: 1925 

Description: View down steep road with guard rail. A car appears to be parked on the side of the road on the right. Over the railing, there is a river and a town with a...

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Mazzuchelli Chapel

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Side view of window and side door on Father Mazzuchelli's chapel.

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. West end 1st floor interior.

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Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View of an intersection in the central business district. On the left is the Thomas Knewstubb general store, with a gas pump for Red Crown Gasline out in...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, a Catholic church built in 1866-1868.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down middle of an unpaved road. There are shops and homes on the street down the hill, and pedestrians on the sidewalk. On the left, there is a pile o...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Two men, a woman and white statue stand before a frame house that has a sofa and table on its front porch, cut work above its windows, a birdhouse and a do...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

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Civil War Shell

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: A shell of the Civil War period, recovered from the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and presented to the First Capitol State Park by the GAR...

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High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across street of exterior of the Darlington High School. Young boys stand on the sidewalk in front.

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