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Date: date unknown
Description: Exterior view of the Bay State House hotel. The building features three stories, a porch, a balcony, and a gable roof.
Description: A blurred image of a man as he is walking across the unpaved street which goes down to the Mississippi River. The Bay State House and more storefronts are...
Community: De Soto
Reference Number: 3860
Description: Senator William Proxmire walked thousands of miles in Wisconsin to meet constituents. Here he is, in a snowmobile suit, shaking hands with a woman outside...
Description: View from across street of three-story, classical revival, Bay State House. There is a side wing and a two-story porch across the front. An automobile is p...
Description: Main Street scene. The shops include a harness shop, bank, drug store, and the Bay State House. A woman stands in the open doorway of the drug store, and y...
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: View near railroad tracks of a two-story industrial building and houses at the base of a bluff.
Description: Exterior of the Methodist Episcopal Church with bell tower and stained glass windows. To the right of the church is a smaller building, and behind the chur...
Description: View down double set of railroad tracks with the De Soto depot on the left and the Mississippi River on the right. A car is parked at the depot, and bluffs...
Description: View looking down bluff of a residential neighborhood. On the right is the Mississippi River. Railroad tracks run along the shoreline towards more bluffs.
Description: View down road with three houses and a barbershop lining the street. A lamp post is on the left of the image.
Date: 1913 after
Description: Exterior of the Evangelical Lutheran Saint Johannis Kirche. The church features stone walls, arched windows and doors, stained glass and a steeple.
Description: Exterior of the Beardsley's house from the street. A young man in overalls stands on the wooden sidewalk. There is a hammock on the porch. A large building...
Description: Bird's-eye view from bluff. Far below is Main Street and the Mississippi River. The Bay State House facade can be seen among the buildings lining Main Stre...
Description: Exterior of the two-story public schoolhouse with a bell cupola and flag pole. There is a wooden sidewalk in front of the school building. Branches and lea...
Description: View across double set of railroad tracks and field towards steep bluff with exposed rock.
Description: Locomotive at the De Soto depot on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad line. The Mississippi River is on the left.
Date: 1902 ca.
Description: River with distant hills behind a town. An island stands in the foreground.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: Elevated view of the De Soto depot. A locomotive, blowing steam, is approaching the platform, where a small group of people waits to board. A boxcar on the...
Description: View of shoreline of boats tied along the banks the Mississippi River. A fish net drying rack is near the boats and a wooden walkway. The far shoreline is...
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