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Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County Courthouse during construction. The men are placing the last stone into position.

Postcard

High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of a large brick high school with a belfry and large glass windows.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County courthouse with the jail in the background.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse during construction.

Photograph

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River and bridge.

Photograph

Public School

Date: 1931 

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

Photograph

Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down side of railroad tracks of locomotive pulling into the Belmont train station. A group of children stands at the platform.

Date: 1900 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., on the back of his campaign train which is decorated with a poster for William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt national ticket,...

Photograph

Argyle Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from across street of a hotel with a brick facade. Many of the windows are open and the curtains are hanging out. There is a pedestrian walking on the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the First State Capitol, which is a wood frame building, painted white, with a flag and a plaque in front.

Photograph

View Down Dirt Road

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View looking down a dirt road to Gratiot.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse.

Photograph

Bride and Groom

Date: 1957-09 

Description: The groom offers his arm, while the father of the bridge prepares to step away at the Saalzaa-Ziemer wedding at the Argyle Methodist Church. Watching are t...

Date: 1922 

Description: Dedication of the Pecatonica Battleground marker, erected by the Rhoda Hinsdal Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution of Shullsburg and by the town of...

Photograph

Commercial Avenue

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across unpaved road of storefront on Commercial Avenue after the rain. There is a butcher shop, F. Tallada Candy and Cigars, and a saloon. A streetlig...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view of the interior of the Lutheran Church. Pews and hymnals are on each side, and flags are at the altar. A piano is near the pulpi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across road of the Methodist Evangelical Church. The building has arched windows and a bell tower. Above the entrance is a round window...

Date: 1955 

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

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