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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1897 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., campaigning in Cumberland. La Follette led the reform faction in Wisconsin's Republican party and in 1900, he was elected gover...

Photograph

Rice Lake

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view of Rice Lake.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Prairie Farm Creamery with horse-drawn wagons in front.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Cameron.

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Rice Lake

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Rice Lake.

Date: 1897 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., speaking to a crowd from back of a wagon.

Date: 1960-08-12 

Description: Walter Lofblad, a Cumberland farmer, with miniature Milwaukee Braves figures he carved from basswood. The carved set includes the entire starting lineup, m...

Date: 1897 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., with his fist in the air, speaking from the back of a wagon. It was in part due to his vigorous speaking style that La Follett...

Map or Atlas

Meadow Creek Cemetery

Date: 1929 

Description: This 1929 survey of Meadow Creek Cemetery in the Town of Stanley, Barron County, Wisconsin, shows cemetery plots bordered by U.S. Route 53 (now County SS)...

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Description: Musician and instrument maker Otto Rindlisbacher with button accordion.

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Carnegie Library

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front view of Carnegie Library.

Date: 1940-09-01 

Description: An exhibit at the Barron County Fair about the care of premature infants.

Date: 1872 after

Description: A view of the Rice Lake Lumber Company Mill, taken from a high vantage point. A formation of logs sits in the river while piles of finished boards sit in...

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: A young woman dressed in a bathing suit and wading boots poses for a promotional photograph for the Wisconsin cranberry industry at Thunder Lake Marsh. Tw...

Date: 1908 

Description: View of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Men gathered around the entrance to a church where a meeting of the State Agricultural Association has been held.

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Elevated of Cameron

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of Cameron.

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Main Street

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Main Street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color photographic postcard of the exterior of St. Matthews Lutheran Church.

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