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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down street with storefronts on both sides. On the left, there is a tailor shop, Pundy's Cafe, Dubow's[?] Variety Store, a clothing store, and Vander...

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...

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: 1899-06-12 after

Description: In the foreground a small group of men and women stand surrounded by the debres from a tornado. Storm damaged houses and relief workers are visible in the...

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Hudson High School

Date:  

Description: Exterior of the high school in Hudson, WI.

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Power House

Date: 1919-02 

Description: Exterior view of the Power House in Hudson.

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Memorial Hospital

Date: 1953 

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

Date: 1899-06-12 

Description: Stereoview of rescuers and onlookers standing among the wreckage in the wake of a cyclone. Bare trees, horses, houses, and a church steeple are in the back...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A group of men working in the debris left in the wake of a tornado. A large column is leaning against part of a wall or foundation.

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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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...

Date: 1908 

Description: Colorized panoramic elevated view with the main commercial district in the center. The high school is on the far right.

Date: 1942 

Description: Men hauling wagon loads of scrap metal with a Farmall H tractor, horses, and an automobile. The men are participating in a scrap drive, possibly during Gov...

Date:  

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of St. John's-in-the-Wilderness Episcopal Church, looking towards the altar.

Date: 1880 ca.

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

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Moffat House

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Moffat house, located at 1004 Third Street.

Postcard

Lutheran Church

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: View of a Lutheran church.

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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...

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