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Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River and bridge.

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Pecatonica River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River with trees lining its banks.

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Highway 139 Paving

Date: 1933-09-22 

Description: Paving operation on the section of State Highway 139 in Lafayette County locally known as the Platteville-Belmont Road.

Date: 1957-08 

Description: "Stairway to a Champ" float in a parade. The float includes the five cars raced by Van Steiner of Argyle along with his helmets and trophies. Van won t...

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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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Flood in Darlington

Date: 1948-02-28 ca.

Description: View up hill of cars driving in the flooded street of the downtown area. The downtown had also flooded in 1923 and 1937. The Pecatonica River rose rapidly...

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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...

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Azel P. Ladd

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Azel Parkhurst Ladd (1811-1854). Ladd was the Wisconsin state superintendent of public instruction in 1852. Oval-framed quarte...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Benjamin F. Hahn, his wife Mary and their servant Sarah Hill sit around a table with an intricately patterned cloth with bowls of apples and grapes. The wo...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church and parsonage, built in 1867.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Racetrack at the "Big White Fair".

Date: 1836 

Description: Lots to be sold at auction by Van Antwerp and Van Dyke on Monday, 3rd Oct. 1836.

Date: 1925 

Description: View from hill of a landscape with a winding river in a valley.

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of the first Wisconsin Territorial Capitol, which was rented by the Legislature who met there for 46 days in 1836. The building was restored in 19...

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Oak Hill Cemetery

Date: 1876 ca.

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

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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...

Date: 1925 

Description: Three-quarter view of left side and front of the the Wiota Butter and Cheese Company. A wooden flight of stairs leads up to the second floor entrance. Ther...

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Copeland Mine

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view of the Copeland Mine. Entry building, with tram tracks suspended high on scaffolding and piles of rocks below.

Date:  date unknown

Description: This map, based on an 1858 survey, shows the lead vein and the Western Wisconsin Mining Company's mine shafts in a section in the Town of New Diggings, Laf...

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