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Date: 1963 

Description: A group of men and women look on as a parade of circus wagons passes through downtown streets, carried on the beds of International trucks. The 25-piece pa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of depot.

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...

Photograph

"Sunnybank"

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A large, white brick building is in the middle center, surrounded by trees. A smaller white building is in the right background. In front of the building...

Date: 1867 

Description: A summer resort, situated on the banks of Fowler and La Belle Lakes, in the village of Oconomowoc, thirty miles from Milwaukee on the St. Paul R.R. Men sta...

Photograph

Church

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Exterior of church.

Date: 1937-08-06 

Description: Charles Broughton and James Farley at an event in Oconomowoc.

Photograph

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.

Photograph

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...

Photograph

Polo Players

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waldheim Park Sanatorium boat house.

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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Photograph

Waldheim Sanatorium

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Date: 1860 ca.

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

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Date: 1880 

Description: Lakeside lawn set up for croquet game and garden pavilion at the estate, "Sunnybank." A man sits in the grass with two children. On the right in the backgr...

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...

Postcard

Draper Hall

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior of Draper Hall.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A veteran places a flower on the grave of an unknown soldier.

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