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Date: 1871 

Description: Darlington, county seat of Lafayette County, was established in the late 1840s, but didn't thrive until the arrival of the railroad in 1856. This view show...

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: 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

Esther Peterson

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Esther Peterson, a student at Mud Branch School, District No. 2, poses leaning against a tree on a hill while holding a baseball bat. There is a road and f...

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

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Copeland Opera House from across street.

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. East end 2nd floor interior.

Photograph

Men in Hay Field

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Two men sit in a hay...

Photograph

76 Service Station

Date:  

Description: View across 76 Service Station parking lot towards a Quonset-hut style corrugated metal building across a street. An ambulance is in the right foreground,...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of a street scene featuring a central business district bordered by sidewalks and storefronts. A number of people are standing on the sidewalk and wal...

Photograph

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: 1955 

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

Photograph

First National Bank

Date: 1929 

Description: View from across street of the exterior of the First National Bank at 245 Main Street. Automobiles are parked at an angle along the curb in front. On the l...

Map or Atlas

Village of Dunbarton

Date: 1882 

Description: Plat map of the village of Dunbarton, received by the Lafayette County Register's Office on September 22, 1892. Certification by the surveyor, Albert Pool,...

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...

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.

Painting

Rodolf Farm

Date: 1834 

Description: View of Rodolf farm.

Photograph

View of Argyle

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." A view of the town a...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse.

Photograph

Shullsburg Brewery

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Description: Exterior rear view of the Shullsburg Brewery.

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