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Historical Object

Christmas Album Page

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page titled Christmas 1899 is decorated with watercolor painted figures. These include a sprig of mistletoe with two berries and the Fargo...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Aztalan State Park Historic Marker

Date: 1967-07-23 

Description: Albert Kratch, president of the Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Society, in front of the Aztalan State Park historical marker. Kratch helped to organize even...

Date: 1910 

Description: Photomontage of two largemouth bass hanging from the side of a building with curious on-lookers observing the scene. The building is a dry goods store owne...

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Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "1902, $8000 - Cost, G.B. Ferry, Milwaukee, arch." The library...

Historical Object

Stuart Fargo

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Hand-painted iris flowers decorate an album page featuring four photographs of Stuart Fargo. In the top two photographs, Stuart is "nearly 5." At left, he...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A seated, full-length portrait in profile of Elizabeth Farnsworth Mears (1830-1907), early Wisconsin poet and author whose work was published under the pen...

Photograph

Boating

Date: 1911 

Description: Frank B. Fargo, standing on the shore and posing in front of the small launch "Ruth" on Rock Lake. An unidentified man, possibly Charles Millard, is standi...

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Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Visible above the main entrance are the words: "Public Library." Reverse of cardboard backing read...

Photograph

Lake Mills Garage

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Garage, Madison Street, from Merchants Alley.

Date: 1901-08 

Description: A photograph of Louise Mears Fargo and her children is mounted on an album page decorated with a hand-painted wild rose. In the photograph, Louise, wearing...

Photograph

Toy Barn

Date: 1905 

Description: The three Fargo children, from left, Stuart, Frank Jr. and Dorothy are posing with a toy barn made of wooden boxes. Dorothy is reading a magazine. There is...

Photograph

Faville Homestead

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Faville home, built about 1850 on 120 acres bought from the government in 1844. As late as 1922 the home was still in the Faville family. The additions...

Historical Object

Album Page with Cousins

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: An album page comprises five photographic prints and a watercolor painting of a shooting star (Dodecatheon) flower. The photograph at lower right was taken...

Photograph

Firemen's Parade

Date: 1908-06 

Description: The Lake Mills band and fire company lead the parade during a fire company competition in their home town.

Date: 1897 

Description: A watercolor painting of an autumn rural scene decorates an album page created by Louise Mears Fargo (1866-1925) to commemorate the birth and early months...

Date: 1899-08 

Description: The Enoch B. Fargo residence shows a two-story Greek revival house with a gable wing with bay window facing the road. There is a full height ell on the lef...

Date: 1911-08-03 

Description: Frank B. Fargo of Lake Mills, far right, posing, sitting on a board, with three other well-dressed men at the Holstein Friesian Association Picnic. The oth...

Photograph

Mother's Room

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A highboy dresser, left, and its lowboy counterpart flank the large bay window in Louise Mears Fargo's bedroom. There is an electic wall sconce on either s...

Photograph

Three Sisters

Date: 1903 

Description: An informal head and shoulders portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears (1872-1916), left, and her sisters Louise Morilla Mears Fargo (1866-1925), center, and Ma...

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Intersection of Ford Street and Commercial Alley.

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