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A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

Read about the dream of successful farming in northern Wisconsin in 1895.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of several sculptures in Fred Smith's Concrete Park.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sculpture of a moose at Fred Smith's Concrete Park.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: This blue line print map is oriented with the north to the left and shows buildings with dimensions, utilities, and proposed buildings. The Flambeau River...

Photograph

Turner House

Date: 1875 

Description: Exterior view of the Turner house, which was erected by John Turner to house railroad men and construction officers.

Photograph

Business District

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View down street of business district.

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: A view of the town as it appeared following the fire of 1894.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: This map shows vacant Southwick & Sellers lands, settlers' houses, Goodland Co. land, schools, churches, saw mills, roads, and railroads. A key in the uppe...

Photograph

Cranberry Marsh

Date: 1938 

Description: Dusting a cranberry marsh to combat blunt-nosed leaf-hoppers, Cranberry Lake Development Co.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

Date: 1917 

Description: A log farm building and a silo, with a gaggle of geese in the barnyard.

Print

Corn Crops

Date: 1895 

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional card advertising land in northern Wisconsin. The image on the front of the card shows a man holding up a...

Map or Atlas

Price County Wisconsin

Date:  date unknown

Description: This map of Price County shows roads, railroads, schools, churches, and cemeteries. Townships are labelled, as well as some points of interest. There appea...

Date: 1895-09-04 

Description: Julius Koehler family in their garden in front of their newly built frame home. The original Koehler farm was destroyed by forest fire in July of 1894, evi...

Date: 1914 before

Description: Taken on logging railroad, Lakeshore and Eastern Railroad, owned and operated by the Kneeland-McLurg Lumber company, Phillips, Wisconsin. Photograph is tak...

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Description: Letterhead of the Post Office in Prentice, Wisconsin, with a banner that reads "Post Office" in red letters, and an eagle perched on a shield with stars an...

Date: 1895-09-04 

Description: A promotional card created to promote agricultural land in northern Wisconsin. This piece displays Julius Koehler, a man, and a woman in the flourishing ga...

Date: 1934-09 

Description: A large group of men working in a line with cranberry rakes to harvest cranberries in a flooded marsh. The men at work are all wearing waders. In the backg...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Rebuilding of homes and barns after the fire in 1894.

Photograph

Cranberry Harvest

Date: 1934-09 

Description: Cranberry harvesters using cranberry rakes make their way across a flooded cranberry bog. In the background crates of harvested cranberries are stacked wai...

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