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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: View of the Fox River, taken from a bridge while looking north. Allen Lumber Company, founded in 1888, stands on the right bank. A sign on the building s...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Princeton brewery on a bend in the Fox River.

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Fox River Scene

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Description: A rowboat floats along the shore of the Fox River near a small tree. Beyond this, a wooden building stands on the shore and other buildings are visible...

Date: 1860 

Description: This map shows roads, railroads, rivers, townships, school houses, churches, cemeteries, and land ownership by name. Relief is shown by hachures. The map i...

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Description: Exterior of Sherwood Forest Hotel, opened around 1873 by John C. Sherwood. The view includes trees in the foreground and plants surrounding the two-story...

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Mitchell's Glen

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Description: View of Mitchell's Glen, formerly owned by S.D. Mitchell. Rock formations can be seen in a wooded area.

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Description: Letterhead of Parker's Block and Lyons Block in Markesan, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of a commercial building with three storefronts: John Parker...

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The Old Mill

Date: 1925 

Description: Three-story stone mill built in 1847 by J.C. Sherwood. Many panes of glass in the twelve over twelve windows are broken and the roof over the loading dock...

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Capron Street

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Description: View down Capron Street, a dirt road in a residential area. On the left, stairs lead to the porches of houses and a clock tower stands in the distance.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: People relaxing, and sitting around the pool at the Baptist Assembly Grounds.

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Description: Letterhead of the Fairwater Canning Company of Markesan, Wisconsin, "Packers of High Grade Wisconsin Peas," with peapods growing on the vine and gold embos...

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Thrasher Opera House floor showing repair of holes made for sewing machine conduits.

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Description: Trees and flowers surround the rectangular tower at Lawsonia Country Club. The country club opened to the public in 1930.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: A map of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, shows township divisions, villages and post offices, railroads, roads, lakes and streams, schools, and churches.

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City Park

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Description: Elevated view of a city park. Land is fenced off at the edge of a river where stone arches stand.

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Description: Exterior of Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company, founded in 1899 by E. B. Stuart. Signs on the factory building read, "None Equal," "The Modern Milk Man,...

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Description: Colorized postcard view along the Fox River. A small rowboat is tied up at the shore.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Huron Street bridge.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Front entrance of the Roger Williams Inn, American Baptist Assembly grounds.

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