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Pecatonica River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River with trees lining its banks.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Copeland Opera House sign and cornice.

Date: 1949-04-30 

Description: Aerial photograph of Blanchardville.

Photograph

Shullsburg Brewery

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of the Shullsburg Brewery with a car parked in front of the building.

Date: 1836 ca.

Description: A series of ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper, hand-drawn maps of the townships of Darlington and Gratiot in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, showing the to...

Photograph

Millinery Shop

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mrs. Rossing's millinery shop. Left to right: Mrs. Rossing, Viola Rossing, Anna Davis and the trimmer.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Racetrack at the "Big White Fair".

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Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Main Street. On the left a bank is on the corner with a Masonic symbol in the upstairs window. A general store is down the block on the left. Hor...

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: A ink on paper, hand drawn map, showing the wagons roads that travel through Lafayette County, traveling between Galena, Illinois, and Mineral Point, Wisco...

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Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Aerial view including many buildings and a baseball diamond.

Date: 1881 

Description: Darlington's first settlers arrived by 1826, attracted by the lead mines of the area. Arrival of the railroad in 1856 stimulated growth, and in 1857 the co...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Storefronts on Main Street. Sign on building reads: "Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer." Child standing at pump (water pump?) Two cars parked on street.

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Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

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...

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...

Photograph

South Wayne Depot

Date: 1911 

Description: View down railroad tracks towards the South Wayne depot, with an oncoming train in the distance. Railroad cars are parked on tracks behind the depot. On th...

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.

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.

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