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Historical Essay

Hopewellian Human Figurine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Human figurine fragment made of non-tempered, smoothed clay, c. 100 - 200 A.D., found at Pine River site, Richland County, WI (Museum object #2004.5.1)

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Description: Ada [& friend] Charlie. Ada pretends to shoot an apple from the head of her friend Charlie, who poses with arms folded. There is a painted backdrop behind...

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Viola Court House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the "Viola Court House" — a small wooden building where one can find the Justice of the Peace. Posters on the exterior walls promote an up...

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Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: View of intersection towards a restaurant and grocery on the left, with dwellings and other buildings in the background. A group of people standing posing...

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Students and their teacher, Gladys Hofseth (back row, far right), pose outside Eagle Corners School. The school is a wood frame building with an enclosed p...

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State Bank

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from street of the State Bank, which is a two-story brick building with a flag flying on the roof. The windows on the first floor have stained glass d...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: Man playing a French horn at the Mazopust dance, part of a 3-day Bohemian celebration before Ash Wednesday.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Church. The building has two entrances on each side of the corner.

Date: 1967-09 ca.

Description: View over cornfield of a cemetery on the side of a hill surrounded by a fence. On the hill behind the cemetery are more cornfields.

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Street Scene

Date: 1921 

Description: A view of a center street with a barn on the left and a school on the right.

Date: 1946-08-25 

Description: Helene Stratman-Thomas and members of the Yuba band, many of whom had played together for forty years: Otto and Wincil Stanek, clarinet; George McGilvery a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Alert Hall. Near the roof line is a sign with the date "1905". Posters are in the windows and a broadside is posted outside underneath a window...

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New High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: The exterior of the high school. The building features a bell tower, tall chimney, arched doorway and Dutch/Flemish gable. There is a hand-powered well nea...

Date: 1930 

Description: Exterior of the Church. The building features stained glass, double doors, and a tall steeple.

Date: 1944-03-18 

Description: Wendell Willkie giving a campaign speech in 1944 in the Richland Center High School gymnasium. There is a WIBU microphone with a sign for Wisconsin Network...

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A Pretty Street

Date: 1909 

Description: View down the sidewalk of a residential neighborhood of two-story wooden houses with porches, turrets, and young trees on the lawns and terraces.

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Main Street

Date: 1909 

Description: View down unpaved road towards an intersection on Main Street. On the left is a two-story wood frame building with two men and a dog on the porch and poste...

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Public School

Date: 1909 

Description: Exterior view of the public school from unpaved road. The building is a two-story wood frame building with a flat roof and bell tower with a flag pole on t...

Date: 1931 

Description: Students of the Consolidated School, District No. 4, pose next to the school building with display boards prepared for an agricultural project. They have m...

Date: 1946-08-25 

Description: Joe Yanksy (Bohemian), a one-man band with accordion and drums.

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