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A Hand-Book for the Homeseeker

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

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...

Photograph

Loading Cranberries

Date: 1934-09 

Description: A crew of agricultural workers loads boxes of cranberries for transport to the drying sheds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard advertising the Good Land Company with a photograph of a farm and information for "Homeseekers, Farmers and Investors."

Date: 1994-07-05 

Description: As a boy scout raises the flag, the people in attendance at the Park Falls Fourth of July celebration recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Congressman David R....

Date: 1923-11 

Description: This map shows buildings, lots, utilities, and original plat and present locations of railroads. Portions of the map are shown in red, brown, yellow, blue,...

Photograph

Park Hotel

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the Park Hotel in winter. A man on the left is carrying a sled piled with firewood.

Date: 1895-09-04 

Description: Men display produce, a large cabbage and a bushel of potatoes, while standing in the gardens of the Thayer farm. Cabbage, onion, currant, and raspberry pla...

Print

John Hartman

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Two men and two women pose outside the home of John Hartman. The caption reads, "This view, taken from the garden, shows the home of John Hartman, near Phi...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin. The image depicts four settler men, their two horses, and their dog outside a temporary...

Date: 1917 

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

Date: 1908 

Description: Group posed in front of the first house built in Kennedy.

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.

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...

Photograph

Public School

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A public school established in 1896.

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...

Date: 1961-09-18 ca.

Description: View from railroad tracks of the Flambeau Milling Company Plant.

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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

Date: 1897-07 

Description: A promotional card displaying a man in overalls standing by his large rye crops, near the road.

The caption reads, "This view made from a photograph take...

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