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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1947-05-20 

Description: William F. Renk pointing to his son Robert Renk (sitting on John Deere tractor with Firestone Tires)and Walter Renk, leaning on the tractor. Another son,...

Date: 1912 

Description: View down Main Street. On the left is a bowling alley/billiard parlor, a real estate/insurance business, and a livery/garage. On the next block is City Hal...

Date: 1960-05-09 

Description: James R. Jacobson (left), secretary, and William R. Cress, president, receive the charter for the new Sun Prairie Rotary Club from Lee H. Barker, Wisconsin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a watertower.

Date: 1961-07-25 

Description: Propelled by good roads and lower property taxes, many Wisconsin towns became "commuter suburbs" to their larger neighbors during the 1950s and 1960s. Whi...

Date: 1953-12-07 

Description: Group portrait of the principal participants at a banquet honoring Sun Prairie's undefeated football team, sponsored by the Lions Club. Seated, left to rig...

Date: 1956-12-28 

Description: Line-up of five Ford trucks with Bedner Transfer & Storage Co. printed on the doors. They were sold by Hanley Motor Sales Co.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of various buildings in Sun Prairie.

Date: 1907 date unknown

Description: Exterior rear view of the first public school building on the hill.

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High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a high school, built in 1907 next to the site of the original school that existed there.

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Bank of Sun Prairie

Date: 1935-10-18 

Description: A woman walks down the sidewalk in front of the Bank of Sun Prairie building, with Stoehr's variety store, and a shoe store in the same block.

Date: 1949-11-02 

Description: Group photograph of the Sun Prairie High School football team, Madison Suburban League football champions. Their coach is Francis Sheehan.

Date: 1912 

Description: View down Main Street, with City Hall in the background. On the left is a general merchandise store, a bank and other businesses. In the foreground on the...

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School Buses

Date: 1956-12-28 

Description: Line-up of seven Ford (?) school buses and two station wagons parked behind the Hanley Implement Company building at 641 West Main Street in Sun Prairie. H...

Date: 1912 

Description: View from road of the German Methodist Episcopal Church. The double doorway has an arched window above it, and another circular window with a decorative fr...

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Sun Prairie Street

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View down a street in Sun Prairie, including a home, watertower, and church.

Date: 1948-03-01 

Description: Tableau of students dressed in costume depicting Nicolet coming to Wisconsin, sponsored by members of the Twentieth Century club and the Parent Teachers As...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large tombstone marking the grave of Tabitha Burgoyne Bird, the daughter of Major Burgoyne, a surgeon in the English army.

Date: 1912 

Description: View across street of the Sun Prairie City Hall, a large brick building with two balconies in the tower and arched windows on the ground floor. A person dr...

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