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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Photograph

Power House

Date: 1919-02 

Description: Exterior view of the Power House in Hudson.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Moffat octagon house.

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Description: Interior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. In the foreground is a lar...

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Description: Exterior view of a machine shop in Hudson, which was built in 1916. There are railroad tracks and railroad cars alongside the building.

Postcard

St. Croix River

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the St. Croix River, Northwest Railroad, bridge, and part of the town of Hudson.

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Memorial Hospital

Date: 1953 

Description: Exterior of hospital in winter, with four cars parked in front.

Date: 1895 

Description: A flock of purebred Shropshire ewes standing near a fence on the farm of Geo. Martin. In the background is a farmhouse with laundry on the line, a farm bui...

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Description: Memohead of the Glenwood Public Schools, with a three-quarter view of a school building, and names of school officials. Printed in blue ink on memo pad pap...

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Description: Interior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. In the room is a children'...

Date: 1899 before

Description: View of a marching band parading beneath an decorated arch on Main Street. Onlookers line both sides of the street. American flags fly over the road and fr...

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Description: Exterior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. The word "Library" is abov...

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Burkhardt Mill

Date: 1918 before

Description: A dam and small mill building on the Willow River. The plant, built by Christian Burkhardt as part of the Burkhardt Milling and Electric Power Company, ope...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the St. Croix County Court House with six people standing in front of it.

Date: 1942 

Description: A high school band marches down the street during MacArthur Week, a state sponsored scrap drive effort. Crowds of children and adults line both sides of th...

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Tornado Debris

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Debris left after tornado. A portion of a roof from a collapsed building lies on top of the debris, including the wheels of a carriage or cart.

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Description: Interior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. A reading table with high-...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Man standing around the remains of a house that has been demolished during a tornado. A man is standing near a horse on the right. In the background a smal...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Elevated view over water, perhaps Hatfield Lake, of damage to houses and property caused by a tornado. Groups of people are scattered throughout the town.

Date: 1912 

Description: Panoramic bird's-eye view. Identifiable businesses include: T.J. McNally Clothing & Shoes, M.J. Casey, The Winter Drug Store, Bank of New Richmond.

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