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Train Wreck

Date: 1912-05-24 

Description: Wreck of a Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault St. Marie Railroad train on a bridge over the Black River near Withee. The damage is so severe that the cars have...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Catholic church and parsonage.

Date: 1947-11-17 

Description: Neighbors of the Pomputis family and newspaper reporters wait on a highway near the farm where the confessed murderers were hiding.

Date: 1913-04-04 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Soo Line train crossing a bridge over the Black River near Withee. The three x's indicate places where the bridge had been damaged by...

Date: 1882 

Description: Group of men posing in front of the Wisconsin Central Railroad train at depot.

Map or Atlas

Map of Owen

Date: 1905 

Description: This blueprint map shows land parcels and roads. The map includes manuscript annotations in what appears to be red pencil.

Date: 1947-11-17 

Description: Sheriff Edward (Ace) Fischer, prisoner Robert Winslow, and Officer Ray Case, seated in an automobile with a man and woman looking in the window.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of a car coming down a road. There is a fence on the left near trees, and there are telephone poles in the background.

Date: 1942 

Description: Eight North Bright School pupils and teacher filling International truck and trailer with scrap metal collected for salvage drive during Governor Julius P....


Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: A view of downtown Thorp. Lampposts lining the street on both sides. Cars parked at the curbs on both sides. A couple cars driving away down the street. On...

Date: 1901 

Description: Wisconsin Central locomotive no. 257 (left) and Abbotsford and Northeastern Railroad locomotive No.1. The engineer is Lew Choate and the fireman is Ole "Ji...


Tornado Damage

Date: 1924 

Description: Damage caused by a tornado to a barn near Reseburg. The caption notes that the farm was rented and that "moonshine" was being made there. Some locals at t...

Date: 1907 

Description: Wisconsin Central locomotive No #50 and pile driver No #2 working near Owen. Men stand on and around the tracks.


Scene at Thorp

Date: 1927 

Description: A street scene with the train depot on the left. An automobile parked on the street side. A seed store on the next block with someone entering it. There is...


Description: Letterhead of Al. Strebe, dealer of Overland and Willys-Knight automobiles in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, with side views of women driving and riding in two aut...

Date: 1942 

Description: Children collecting scrap deposit it on a trailer outside the front door of North Bright School. A sign on the school announces: "MacArthur Week Scrap Coll...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: The Soo line roundhouse.

Date: 1937-10-18 

Description: Elevated exterior view of the H.P. Ghent woodworking shop. A horse stands in the grass near a shoreline on the right, and a wagon parked near the shop bear...


Owen Railroad Depot

Date: 1919 

Description: The office of the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. Left to right: Bert Spaulding, an Owen business man; mail clerk Frank Dick; L.H. Lu...



Date: 1910 

Description: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railroad locomotive #2024, originally the Wisconsin Central Railroad #89, built by the Schenectady Locomotive Wo...

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