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Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: A map of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, showing the townships and ranges, sections, towns, villages, stream and rivers, mounds, mineral deposits and the Min...

Photograph

Soldiers' Monument

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

Date: 1990 

Description: A tourist map of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, that shows the locations of motels, camping, municipal parks, cheese factory tours, waysides, and golf course...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the main street of town.

Photograph

Violet Jacobson

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Violet Jacobson, a student at Mud Branch School, District No. 2, poses on her family's farm with several calves. There is a barn and two other outbuildings...

Photograph

Hill in Darlington

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A view down onto Darlington and the bridge over the river.

Date: 1924 

Description: North view of Saint Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, which was designed and built by the Dominican priest Rev. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli in 1844.

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...

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Public School

Date: 1931 

Description: View from across street of schoolchildren standing and playing on the sidewalk outside the Benton High School.

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Description: This photocopy of a map shows the paper city of Wiota on the East Pecatonica River in Lafayette County. After this village failed to prosper, some of its...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Copeland Opera House from across the street with flag in foreground.

Map or Atlas

Map of New Diggings

Date: 1874 

Description: Map of New Diggings - inset map in bottom right corner of "Benton & New Diggings" map, on page 11 of "Atlas of Lafayette County Wisconsin," a collection of...

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Description: Exterior view from lawn of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." On the reverse of the photograph is re...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1940 ca.

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

Date: 1950 ca.

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

Photograph

Toledo Scale

Date: 1928-05-22 

Description: Man weighing a box on a Toledo scale at the Belmont Creamery.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Wagon bridge in Darlington with river, cow and building.

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