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Date: 1856 before

Description: This map shows the city as planned by the General Colonization Society, including streets,land parcels, two subdivisions of out-lots with graveyard, school...

Date: 1913-08-03 

Description: Colorized postcard of the Mississippi River and bluffs near Alma. A docked paddle boat can be seen by the shoreline.

Date:  

Description: Two young girls play on a seesaw (teeter totter) in a yard near stacks of fuel wood.

Photograph

Railroad Station

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of a railroad station.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Abraham Schmocker, a "hermit" who lived in "Stumptown" near Alma, seated on a bench outside his log cabin, holding a kitty. He was a Swiss immigrant, arriv...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Alma from the Mississippi River. Two separate photographs are mounted on a back that reads "Wisconsin Scenery".

Date: 1877 

Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."

Photograph

Vineyard at Alma

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Woman standing on second story porch and boy standing in vineyard behind small residence. A bluff is in the background.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A railroad section crew poses with a handcar on the trestle spanning the Buffalo River, north of Alma, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Hillside View

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Hillside view of Fountain City.

Date: 1880 

Description: Alma was platted and settled in 1855, on a narrow strip of land between high bluffs and the Mississippi River. Its location made it a popular shipping cent...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River with a man in a rowboat in the foreground.

Photograph

Bartenders

Date:  

Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.

Photograph

Fountain City

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Fountain City from across the river.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view from a hill overlooking the town of Alma, on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is frozen. Several churches and residential houses are visibl...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Farmers driving their cattle to a stockyard near the Burlington Depot, a weekly occurrence.

Date: 1905 

Description: Woman reading the bible outdoors while seated in a chair.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Elevated view looking down at wagons and crowd gathering for McCormick Day parade. "McCormick Day" was a promotional device sponsored by the McCormick Harv...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Alma from across the Mississippi River.

Postcard

Fountain City

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fountain City with the Mississippi River in the background.

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