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General Store

Date: 1924 

Description: View down road of the exterior of a general store. Men, women, and children pose near the three parked vehicles outside the storefront. One of the vehicles...

Date:  date unknown

Description: South lawn looking west from gazebo toward fountain. A path crosses the foreground, and the Dousman's dog, Folo, lounges on the lawn.

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Weighing Guests

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the west lawn at Villa Louis. Several trees and shrubs, a flag pole, and a swimming hole can be seen in the yard. A pontoon rail...

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J.L. McLaughlin

Date: 1924 

Description: J.L. McLaughlin and wife, two sons and one daughter posing around their Flanders automobile in front of their house. Outdoor stairs are leading up to the s...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the surrender of Black Hawk at Fort Crawford in 1832.

Date:  

Description: View of the central hall at Villa Louis. The hall is decorated with sculptures, paintings and other decorative items. There is a stairway at left.

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"Villa Louis"

Date: 1953 

Description: Villa Louis, the mansion of Hercules Dousman.

Date: 1960 

Description: Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate, campaigning in Gays Mills during Wisconsin's primary.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View along the path leading to the east entrance at Villa Louis. The herringbone pattered brick path is lined with trees and coleus plants.

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Riverside Town

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: River with distant hills behind a town. An island stands in the foreground.

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Barnum Depot

Date: 1912 

Description: View down railroad tracks of a locomotive arriving at the Barnum Depot.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View of the Burlington Railroad tracks south of the city, near Campion College.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter view of the front and side of the Congregational Church at the bottom of a steep, tree-lined hill. A wooden building with narrow arched windo...

Date: 1898 

Description: Dousman family entertaining house guests on the lawn at Villa Louis. A table and chairs are set up on the grass and several of the group are holding baseba...

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Seneca Street Scene

Date: 1912 

Description: View down unpaved street with a school building on the left on the opposite side of the street. A board sidewalk leads to a two-story dwelling on the right...

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Fort Crawford

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford. Hospital after restoration.

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Villa Louis

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from field of Villa Louis, the residence of Hercules L. Dousman.

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Public School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the public school with two chimneys, a bell tower, and firewood stacked on the porch. The building is reflected in the puddle in the foreground. Be...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Astor Company or Brisbois fur trading post.

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