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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date:  date unknown

Description: A vine-covered arched trellis with a yoke hanging from it is over the path leading into the camp. A camp building is in the background.

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Harvesting a Field

Date: 1895-10-17 

Description: Elevated view from hill of a large group of men harvesting a field. Four men are standing atop a mound of what appears to be straw or hay. A steam thresher...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home Store, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin. Shows right side facing building.

Postcard

Views of Haugen

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Multiples views of Haugen, including a church, a school with a group of students posed outside, and a train.

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Real Estate Office

Date:  date unknown

Description: A small real estate office in a rural setting advertising "Summer Homes for Sale on Red Cedar Lake." There is a house in the background on a low hill in th...

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Aerial View of Town

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Aerial view of town with several large buildings.

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High School

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior view of the Cameron High School. The building features three stories, a bell tower, and a flag pole. A home is in the distance.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of Cumberland with Beaver Dam Lake in the background.

Date: 1913 

Description: Exterior view of Rice Lake City Hall.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home store, Prairie Farm. Includes additional buildings.

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Rice Lake

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Rice Lake.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Group of people standing outside of the Tuscobia Cheese factory.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Scott's residence.

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Train Depot

Date: 1924 

Description: The Cameron train depot near the Cameron Hotel and the Forsyth Construction Company. Two men stand by the platform.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Exterior view of The Cumberland Hotel. The hotel opened in March of 1891 and was demolished in 1965.

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Hammonds Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two separate views. Left image: E.S. Hammond's Camp at Gillette. Spur(?). Several buildings are behind railroad tracks. Right image: Louis Boudry, the coo...

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Carnegie Library

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View of Carnegie Library on the corner of South Main Street and West Messenger, Rice Lake.

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Home Store

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home Store or Big Store was built by Mr. George Scott in 1901, and was the town's main general store, which was built to replace the old Knapp, Stout & Com...

Date: 1927 

Description: A log cabin, which features a screened-in porch and attic door.

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