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Date: 2008 

Description: Built in 1931 by the Iowa Oil Company, Darlington's Service Station at 404 Main Street was said to give the "impression of a temple or a college chapel, an...

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Soldiers' Monument

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

Date: 1929 

Description: View down tree-lined hill over the Pecatonica River. The bridge connects River Street to Main Street. Storefronts line the street, and the Lafayette County...

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Hill in Darlington

Date: 1935 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down the unpaved Ohio Street, with houses on both sides.

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Description: Exterior view of the Darlington Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "Carnegie Free Library." Two trees frame the entrance of the brick and st...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse, built in 1861.

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...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

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Description: Richard Taschek, an Austrian immigrant, poses in front of his business, the T. Richard Merchant Tailor shop.

Date: 1938-10-12 

Description: International P-30 power unit owned by the Darlington water works. The unit pumped 500 gallons per minute.

Date: 1929 

Description: A well-dressed man poses in front of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Park Place.

Date: 1950 after

Description: Aerial view of main street. There is a bridge with a stream flowing under it in the foreground.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Bridge and hill in Darlington. The bridge has lamp posts.

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Pecatonica River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River with trees lining its banks.

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...

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