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Date: 1887 

Description: This late 19th century map shows the lake region around Oconomowoc in Waukesha County and eastern Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Cities and villages, roads,...

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Street Corner

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Clipping from Oconomowoc Enterprise. Image of street corner includes shops, and people. One sign reads: "Wilsey and Snyder."

Date: 1963 

Description: A woman and three children watch from the sidewalk as a parade of circus wagons carried on the beds of International trucks proceeds down a commercial stre...

Date: 1963-07-04 

Description: A restored 19th century circus wagon travels down a commercial road on a trailer during a parade. The 25-piece circus parade traveled from Circus World Mus...

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Lake La Belle

Date: 1900-06 

Description: View across Lake La Belle toward lakeside factories, residences, and churches.

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Optenberg Pharmacy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Optenberg Pharmacy. On the left is a large candy counter, including a Russell Stover Candies display. A curved soda fountain counter i...

Date: 1870 

Description: Stereograph view of Oconomowoc.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Monastery for Redemptorist Fathers,Eschweiler & Eschweiler, architects.

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Ski Hill

Date: 1948-02-08 

Description: "This ski hill was a popular attraction located near Oconomowoc. Ward Woltman of Oak Grove is on the jump."

Date: 1870 

Description: Man wearing "stove-pipe" hat, standing looking out over a lake.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Townsend House boathouse across a lake.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Cistercian Abbey of Cistercian Fathers, Our Lady of Spring Bank in winter. Formerly a resort hotel on Oconomowoc Lake, called Spring Bank.

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Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Oconomowoc Public Library, located in both the half-timbered (formerly the fire house) and the next building, with museum on the third...

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Lake La Belle

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across Lake La Belle towards far shoreline.

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Lake La Belle

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View from shore of sailboat anchored on the lake. There appears to be an island in the upper left.

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Description: A man jumps off a ski ramp as many spectators look on.

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Townsend House

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Townsend House and grounds with elaborate birdhouse in foreground.

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Waldheim Sanatorium

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Waldheim Sanatorium, front view with a woman sitting on front porch.

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Polo Players

Date:  date unknown

Description: Polo horses take graceful strides as two players vie to hit the ball at Joy Farms.

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