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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Democrats

Date: 1984 

Description: The audience at the Lincoln County fairgrounds who gathered to hear Democratic candidates Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, with the national media cov...

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Description: Group of small children gathered around a table outdoors near a building on which a toddler is being weighed using a baby scale.

Date: 2008 

Description: When Phil Kilinski built this unique Dutch Mill gas station six miles north of Tomahawk in the mid 1940s, he created a whimsical attraction that successful...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Bradley Park, named in 1910 after the consolidation of 105 acres previously referred to as Prospect Point and Hog's Back. A man observes men boati...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Three children peek out of the door of a log cabin. There is an ash can to the right of the door.

Date: 1921 before

Description: Warmly-dressed school children riding on the running boards of Theta Mead's car. There is a large building and probably a flag pole in the background.

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Office Skills Class

Date: 1978 

Description: Business and Office Skills Class at Tomahawk High School. Nine students work at their typewriters.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Saint Mary's Catholic Church. The view from across the street features the church building's stained glass windows and belfry.

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Catholic Church

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a Catholic church, parsonage, and hospital.

Date: 1895-09-23 

Description: A man wearing a suit and hat stands near a herd of Jersey dairy cattle grazing in the barnyard of W.H. Bradley.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Merrill's City Hall and Library.

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Description: Exterior view of the Merrill Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "T.B. Scott Free Library." Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "Carnegie...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lincoln County Court House in Merrill.

Date: 1947-06 

Description: Exterior view of Clifford Co-operative Association, which was organized in 1906 by a group of Finnish farmers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the residence of J.N. Meunier, confectioner, baker, restauranteur, and stockholder. Adults and children stand outside the residences near a fie...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Merrill's City Hall and Library.

Date: 1895-09-05 

Description: View across road of the log buildings and farm home of August Krueger. Two women and three men stand near the fence along the road. One of the men holds a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Tomahawk High School, a brick building featuring four wings and a main entrance. Adults and children stand on the school's porch and lawn.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Saint Mary's Church and Parsonage. The view from across the street shows a United States Flag in front of the parsonage.

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