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Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1921 

Description: Front view of gasoline rail car manufactured by the Winther Motor and Truck Company, situated on railroad tracks.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Southport American" Whig Publication

Date: 1845-08-02 

Description: Front page of "Southport American."

Date: 1908 

Description: A High School in Kenosha.

Date: 1921 

Description: Workers in the Blacksmith Shop at Winther Motor and Truck Company.

Date: 2008 

Description: Constructed by Gregario Gallo in 1923 and 1924, the building at 2122 Sixtieth Street, incorporated concrete pilasters and an entablature with a plain friez...

Date: 1979 

Description: Interstate highways I-94 and I-43 running concurrently in Kenosha County.

Photograph

Kemper Hall

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Kemper Hall on the shore of Lake Michigan. Durkee Mansion can be seen with Chapel in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church built by Austin Kellogg and his brothers around 1837 and completed in 1840. It was the first Protestant church in this section of the state. An addi...

Photograph

I.G. Merrill House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: The home of I.G. Merrill on the corner of Ann Street (now called Sheridan Road) and Prairie Avenue.

Date: 1946 

Description: A man sits behind the steering wheel of an International truck utilized by K*A*T Corporation for multi-automobile hauling.

Date: 1838 ca.

Description: Ox-drawn cart in which Mr. and Mrs. Salmon Upson traveled from Connecticut in 1838.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The first Kenosha High School.

Date: 1861 

Description: Depths shown by soundings. Shows township and sections, landownership and acreages, roads, railroads, and buildings. "Entered according to Act of Congres...

Date: 1921 

Description: Factory workers in the Tire Mounting Department of the Winther Motor and Truck Company.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The Pennoyer Sanitarium, later called the Pennoyer Home. The structure was built in 1890 on the north end of Milwaukee Avenue. It was later used as St. Cat...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Friarswood Dark Lager brewed by Brewmasters' Pub, Ltd. The label features a drawing of the renovated masonry barn that houses the brew pub.

Photograph

Wiesman Inn

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the former Wiesman Inn, now a farmhouse.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: An original stone from the Methodist Episcopal Church built by Austin Kellogg around 1837.

Photograph

Group Picnicking

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: A large group of men, women and children having a picnic under the trees.

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