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Date: date unknown
Description: A parade of patriotically decorated automobiles progresses down the 100 block of North Main Street.
Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.
Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.
Description: Railroad depot with two sets of railroad tracks in the foreground.
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Christmas postcard of four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman...
Description: Street view showing Alma Milling Co. building on fire. Photograph was taken from Gerhard Gesell's studio balcony.
Description: Main Street looking north. "Hotel and Saloon" on the right side, along with other buildings down the right and left side. Main Street is a dirt road. Th...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Elevated view of people, horses, and wagons gathered in the center of Fountain City to celebrate McCormick Day. Scherer's Hotel is at left. The event was o...
Description: View across the Mississippi River of Eagle Bluff and Fountain City, with a man in the foreground. The steamer "U.S. Gen. Barnard" is at a landing and a row...
Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.
Description: Southward view down the dirt Main Street, looking towards a house, two churches, and a grove of trees.
Description: Studio portrait of Gerhard Gesell's five children (l to r: Arnold, Bertha, Robert, Gerhard, and Wilma) posed around a Christmas tree with their gifts.
Description: A group of men and boys near the Massasoit Stable. Two of the men are sitting in a buggy.
Description: Studio portrait of Gesell children. Two boys, Arnold in center, pulling girl in wagon.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) boatyards.
Date: 1887 ca.
Description: Men on shoreline are returning logs with horses, which have been stranded on a sandbar, to the main channel of the Mississippi River. Beef Slough Company w...
Date: 1902 after
Description: Elevated view of the city and the Mississippi River from the bluffs above the city. Photograph was taken after 1902 when the Buffalo County Training School...
Description: Alma from across the Mississippi River. Steamer 'U.S. General Barnard" is at a landing.
Description: Photographic postcard of an aerial view of town looking North. The Mississippi River is visible on the left.
Date: 1800 after
Description: Map shows plat of the town Alma and the Mississippi River. Streets running horizontally begin at the top with "SIXTH STREET" and end with "MAIN STREET". St...
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