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Description: Years ago, there was a man-sound from the hills, and a lifetime later
its aged and legendary echo

Historical Object

Composition Doll

Date: 2010-05-04 

Description: A girl doll dating back to 1890-1900. She is painted brown, and wearing a striped coat over a flowered dress.

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Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

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Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

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Description: 

Rockford, Ill.

J.H. Denison

Editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal

Probably the Black River at Black River Falls

Children taugh...

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Description: 

An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their...

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Description: 

We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes<...

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several scenes from the interior of Cabin I. Includes photographs of girls on bunk beds, storage areas next...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying three photographs. In one photograph Barbara Ellen Joy, camp owner and co-director, cooks over a large grill are...

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Everybody was wonderful

Stars kept rising, pink and gold
Trailing threads of breathless music
barely out of reach
Hand to hand around the...

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Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is — up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstance, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 7-11

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Description: I had to know the point to which the path was tracked
and when the definition would cease to be my own

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

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Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. One shows Sue Ann and two cabin mates, along with counselor Miss Rusty, in sleeping bags in...

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Description: Bring back somehow the big Hello
Prolong the noisiest day
The clapping hands are stilled too soon
And much too far away

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

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Description: 

Please listen to the great owl
Please listen to the education

Please learn how to save hard things
for the easy way

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Description: I'll show you all the imported graces
and you shall see New Fontainebleau

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Description: First-rate minds to write books, guide the young and lead the nation
but the target runs close to the ground

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Description: Each little world has its private Atlas
working his ethic in longhand
toward the stage set for the point of No Return

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