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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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...

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Scene on Rock River

Date: 1908 ca.

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

Date: 2008 

Description: Located at 109 North Center Avenue, this service station was built by Sylvester "Sal" Spangler.

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Description: Trees, other foliage, and several dwellings surround the shores of Crawfish River.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Rock River and Mill Race with bridge.

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

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Rock River Dam

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: The Rock River Dam with the Woolen Mills building in the background.

Date: 1962-07-21 ca.

Description: View of an electric utility station juxtaposed against commercial buildings.

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Description: A cannon and statue on a lawn next to a two-story brick building. The building features a large clock tower topped by a cupola, rectangular windows, and de...

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Description: Elevated view of the town, probably from the west bank of the Rock River. Pedestrians walk through a park in the foreground.

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River Scene

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Description: A boat rests along the shoreline of a river and town buildings are visible in the background on the opposite bank.

Date: 1959-06 

Description: This blue line print map shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, fair grounds, schools, court house, parks, and the street numbering system. The Crawfi...

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...

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Brick Building

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Description: Side view of a two-story brick building with rectangular windows, chimney, cupola, and pointed roof. A sidewalk runs in front of the building.

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Description: A wood bridge spans Crawfish River. The shores are lined with foliage, power lines, and several buildings.

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Description: Memohead of the Banner Printing Company of Jefferson, Wisconsin, which printed "The Jefferson Banner" newspaper. On the left is a banner hanging from a pos...

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Stoppenbach House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Stoppenbach residence at 244 E. Racine Street.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Jefferson across the Rock River.

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