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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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State Mining School

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of the State Mining School. This maple tree was planted in 1869 by, Professor Charles H. Allen, Professor Duncan McGregor, and Melvin Grigsby.

Photograph

State Mining School

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of the plaque on a maple tree outside the State Mining School. It reads "Planted April 1869 by Professor Charles H. Allen, Professor Duncan McGregor...

Date: 1944-07-02 

Description: Coon dogs treeing a raccoon with handler and spectators observing. Sign on spectators' fence says: "Elect Taylor G. Brown, Republican Candidate for Lieuten...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A view showing unidentified mining operations.

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: A view of Royce Hall at the Wisconsin State College at Platteville.

Date: 1930 

Description: View looking east down Main Street at the intersection with Court Street. Coyle's Drugstore can be seen on the right.

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Main Street

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: A view of Main Street, looking east.

Date: 1913 

Description: Exhibit featuring pressed flowers, maps, drawings, and written compositions.

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Rountree House

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: The John H. Rountree House, built in 1854. According to "The History of Wisconsin" (Vol. I, 1973), "The rise of the settlement at Platte Mounds was indisso...

Date: 1909 

Description: View across fairground racetrack, with judging stands and large barn in the background.

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Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

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Post Office

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A view of the Post Office.

Date: 1913 

Description: Exhibit featuring maps, drawings, photographs, and compositions.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the State Teacher's College. The State Teacher's College and the Mining College in Platteville merged in the late 19th Century to become what is...

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Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view looking down Main Street.

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Tufa Falls

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Tufa Falls.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A view of the Mitchell-Rountree house, built in 1837.

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City Park

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A view of the city park with gazebo.

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Zinc Mining

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Two men work in a zinc mine near Platteville, Wisconsin.

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