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Date: 1932-06-17 

Description: View down hill of the aftermath of a tornado at a farm. There are two collapsed barns, and an intact silo, outbuildings and farmhouse. A horse is standing...

Date: 1910-12-06 

Description: View from snowy ditch looking down side of stock train. The engineer is looking out of the locomotive window, and another man stands on the tracks near the...

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Date: 1909-07-12 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Below is the handwritten text: "Norwegian Lutheran Church, Boscobel, Wis."

Date: 1932 

Description: Barn with a railroad bridge in the foreground.

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Nelson Dewey Farm

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Nelson Dewey farm, showing the house built on the site after Dewey's death. The original house built by Dewey burned in 1873.

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Creamery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across road of creamery building. Male workers are standing near the entrance on the left in front of a sign that says "Patch Grove Creamery." On the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The exterior of the Catholic church and the parsonage. The church building has a gable roof, lancet arched windows, and a steeple with a cross atop.

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Man sitting in driver's seat of a Skelly Truck promoting itself with banners and streamers. In the background on the right is a church.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Saint Clara Academy, formerly known as Saint Clara College.

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Flower Garden

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: A woman sits and reads on a wooden slat bench in a flower garden. There are ornamental plants in a wash tub and other containers; a rose bush nearly covers...

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Straw Lead Furnace

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A straw lead furnace, an open hearth furnace where lead sulphite (Galena) was roasted. Located on the Rountree brach of the Little Platte River, Richard St...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Composite of views of Muscoda including: Electric Light plant, Smalley House, St. John Catholic Church, Lover's Lane, Muscoda Public School, Wisconsin Aven...

Date: 1930-10-24 

Description: Group portrait of children in costume posed on the back of a truck decorated with streamers for the Cheese Day Parade. Some of the children hold handwritte...

Date: 1912-05 

Description: Group of children pose in front of the entrance to a brick building. First row, reading from left to right: Willie Wieland, Millie Geyer, Florence, Wielan...

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Business District

Date: 1925 

Description: View along road of a general store and filling station. Cars are parked along the curb. In the background is a hill with trees.

Date: 1938 

Description: View of the Wisconsin River through trees near Muscoda. A large barn is on the far side of the river.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of men standing outside the Potosi Brewing Company bottling house. Next to the brick building is a barn that served as the brewery's stables.

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Public Schools

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the public school from across a yard.

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Muscoda in Valley

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view over trees of the town of Muscoda. The water tower is in the center. The commercial district is on the left, and dwellings are in the foregro...

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