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Date: 1952 ca.

Description: The Jefferson Prairie Marker, a monument marking the settlement of Jefferson Prairie in 1838. The text on the marker reads: Ole Knutson Nattestad, first No...

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: The Jefferson Prairie Marker, a monument marking the settlement of Jefferson Prairie in 1838. The text on the marker reads: Ole Knutson Nattestad, first No...

Photograph

View of Rock River

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a dam on Rock River. Commercial buildings are visible in the background.

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Courthouse

Date:  date unknown

Description: An automobile parks along a road running past a courthouse. The building features stairs leading up to the front entrance, a clock tower topped by a cupol...

Date: 1959-07-29 

Description: Group portrait of Sister Mary Anastasia and two young girls at St. Colleta's School for Exceptional Children in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Sister Mary Anastasia...

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Description: Interior view of the Jefferson Public Library. The library opened in 1910 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $10.000. Throughout the room are...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Two women sit on a bench in a park. Caption reads "Aunt Lydia with the photographer's wife Mary."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of the Jefferson Public Library, a brick building with stairs leading to the entrance.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bridge crosses the Crawfish River. A dwelling stands along the tree-covered shoreline.

Date: 1870 

Description: Although the first European settlement in Jefferson was in 1836, the Village of Jefferson was first incorporated as a city in 1878. Made eight years earlie...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Jefferson Public Library.

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Date:  date unknown

Description: Bundles of a harvested grain stand in a field beyond a body of water.

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Description: The bridge across Rock River.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A sectional view of Jefferson with numerous churches, businesses and residential homes.

Photograph

Scene on Rock River

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the west bank of the Rock River from a bridge. The view includes the manufacturing plants of Jefferson Woolen Mills, incorporated April 2, 1856.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Jefferson County Court House.

Date: 1862 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Jefferson.

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River View

Date:  date unknown

Description: A boat is moored along a shore of a river lined with trees and dwellings.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Jefferson House stands on the corner of a commercial block and features a first floor porch, second floor balcony, and an American flag flying from the...

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