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Retreat Church

Date: 1922 

Description: View across road of a white wooden church with a belfry, and a weather vane on top of the steeple. There is decorative running trim on the eaves.

Date: 1922 

Description: Street scene of road going through a business district with cars parked along the curbs. Storefronts and power lines are along the road, and pedestrians ar...

Date: 1966-05-19 ca.

Description: View of a barn and farm buildings against the early morning light. Budding trees are in the foreground, and a hill with trees are in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Street scene of road going through a business district with cars and horse-drawn vehicles parked along the curbs. Storefronts and power lines are along the...

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Public School

Date: 1922 

Description: View of the public school in a rural area. The front door is inset, and two small square windows flank the entrance. A small structure with a roof houses a...

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Retreat Creamery

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across dirt road of a group of men posing with horses and wagons. One man stand on the loading dock. There is a tall smokestack on a section of the bu...

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Christian Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of front of a wooden rural church, with a columned porch, belfry and steeple. There is a weather vane on the steeple. A wood and wire fence surrounds...

Photograph

Country Valley

Date: 1962-05-30 ca.

Description: A country valley with a winding stream. A farmhouse with barn and silo are on the right.

Date: 1912 

Description: Wooden flood gate of a dam. Water pours over the gate down into a reservoir. There are signs on either post advertising the interstate fair in La Crosse on...

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Bird's-Eye View

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a church, field, and cemetery from a hilltop. A car drives down the road in the lower-right corner.

Date: 1922 

Description: View across street of children on the sidewalk outside the Coon Valley State Bank. At the end of the street, there is an automotive repair station.

Date: 1963 

Description: Sterling Standiford, a State Trooper, talking to a group of local children on bicycle safety during National Bicycle Week. The activities took place outsid...

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Photograph

Public School

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior view of a two-story public school. The basement windows are broken. A tree and a house are on the left in the background. Stacks of fuelwood are o...

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Apiary of Elias Fox

Date:  

Description: Backyard apiary of Elias Fox. Chickens are in the yard among the numbered beehives. Fox and family are posing standing in the background in front of a fenc...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the German Lutheran Church.

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Cemetery and Chapel

Date: 1922 

Description: Tombstones at the cemetery, Looking up towards the chapel.

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Public School

Date: 1914 

Description: Exterior view of a small brick public school on a hillside. There is a bell in a small bell tower above the entrance.

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Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across snow between two sets of railroad tracks towards the Readstown Depot on a winter's day. Two trains facing in opposite directions are on the lef...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a street corner in a central business district. In the foreground is a boy standing next to a parked car, and another boy and a man are standing i...

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