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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: View of Nathan Strong Park, an recreation area set aside in 1848. The park features a Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors Monument, topped with a soldier holdi...

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Description: View of the Fox River. Small boats are docked along the left bank where factory buildings stand. The facade features advertisements for Wrigley's Spearmi...

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West Shore

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Description: View along the west shore of Green Lake. Boats are docked on the shore near boathouses and two men can be seen on the left, one carrying a piece of wood.

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Description: Trees and flowers surround the rectangular tower at Lawsonia Country Club. The country club opened to the public in 1930.

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Kingston Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: The three-story wooden mill building, built about 1848 by Snow and Walden. The building has twelve over twelve windows and an addition on the left.

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The Old Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: Three-story stone mill built in 1847 by J.C. Sherwood. Many panes of glass in the twelve over twelve windows are broken and the roof over the loading dock...

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Green Lake Farm

Date: 1983-09-13 

Description: Farm located on Green Lake County highway FF near Belle Fountain Creek. This image shows the log cabin also seen in Image #36120 & #36121, and the barn in...

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Description: View of the Fox River. A railroad track on the right bank extends toward buildings of the city.

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Description: Rear view of the Bible Institute on Green Lake. Two men sit in a boat docked at a pier. Behind them, stairs lead to the rear entrance of the Bible Instit...

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Description: A row of Victorian dwellings stands opposite a dirt road, seen from the north side of Nathan Strong Park. The second home from the left was built in 1882...

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Description: View of the countryside. Barns and dwellings can be seen amidst fields and trees.

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Description: Stairs lead from the sidewalk to a columned porch at Yates Memorial Hospital. Three girls play with a wagon on the sidewalk near the entrance.

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Street Scene

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Description: View down Hill Street. An automobile crosses an intersection while others park on either side of the street. The Green Lake County Courthouse, built in 1...

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Description: A boy and girl lean from a window on the third floor of the Frank H. Russell Glove Company building. The structure was constructed in 1910.

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Description: Exterior of Lawsonia Country Club Hotel, opened to the public in 1930. A boat landing outside the hotel leads to Green Lake.

Date: 1876 before

Description: Letterhead of the Berlin Woolen Mills bearing an engraving of the factory, which is unusual because of its French Mansard roof.

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Dering's Sun Porch

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Description: View of Dering's sun porch on Green Lake. Wicker furniture, flowers, and rugs can be seen on the porch. Trees stand beyond the pillars of the dwelling.

Date: 1986-11-05 

Description: Green Lake County Highway M meandering toward a red barn in the distance on a November day, an archtypal Wisconsin landscape.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Thrasher Opera House auditorium and stage from rear of house.

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