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Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Three or four-story brick building, with a "Drug Book Store" sign at the front, and a winding stair at the side. A man stands on the front sidewalk, and t...

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Auditorium

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view from across an intersection displays two sides of a brick auditorium building. A man sits on the steps of the main entrance while others walk on th...

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Post Office

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Large building facing the front right corner. There is a small "Post Office" sign on the right side of the building, and a larger "FURNITURE" sign to the...

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Barstow Street

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Barstow Street looking north. View from the corner of Main Street, where the Eau Claire Book and Stationary Company later stood, looking north. The white...

Date: 1872 

Description: Birds-eye drawing of Eau Claire depicts street names and street locations, houses, trees, bridges, piers, canals, railroads, and the Chippewa and Eau Clair...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Eau Claire Public Library.

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Water Street Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Water Street Bridge, connecting Summit Avenue to Water Street. The structure of the bridge is made up of small and large arches. The bridge suffe...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Eau Claire Public Library. Women and staff at the circulation desk.

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Randall Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Adin Randall Statue, depicting a seated Adin Randall atop a stone base, stands in the middle of Randall Park. The base of the statue reads, "Adin Rand...

Postcard

Barstow Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the bridge and brick building. "The New Barstow Street Bridge, Eau Claire, Wis. Fred H. Gadsby Pub."

Date: 1891 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Eau Claire.

Date: 1896 

Description: Interior view of the Eau Claire Public Library. Tables and bookshelves in the public library reading room.

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Early Eau Claire

Date:  

Description: Elevated copyprint view of Eau Claire showing numerous houses and commercial buildings, with snow on the ground and large pine trees in the foreground

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Eau Claire Public Library. Text reads: "6321, Public Library, Eau Claire, Wis."

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Walnut staircase inside the Eau Claire County Court House.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View of the courthouse, with bell tower. The building was built about 1870. The roof and lower part have since been changed.

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Fred Kutzner Store

Date:  date unknown

Description: Store was at the west end of first Chippewa bridge. Kutzner was also toll keeper of the bridge. Two children are looking out of left window on the second...

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Date: 1895 

Description: A herd of Shorthorn dairy cattle stand together in a pen on the farm of Chas. Scott six miles from Augusta. A large frame barn towers behind them. A man st...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view at the mouth of the Menominee River showing Ludington Wells and Van Schaick's mills.

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