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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Monument to the first settlers in this Swiss colony, 1845. View of monument with partial view of Swiss Reform Church in background.

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Baptist Church

Date: 1909-05-18 

Description: Colorized postcard of a Baptist Church on a street corner.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: West side view of the Courthouse Square with Hassinger & Chandler Dry Goods in the foreground.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Cabin built by Jacob Rieder, an early Swiss settler of New Glarus.

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Steinman Residence

Date: 1950 

Description: The Steinman residence, built in 1902, and owned by Christ Yuassi in 1950.

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U.S. Post Office

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Exterior of the U.S. Post Office.

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Turner Hall

Date: 1960 

Description: Turner Hall, a Swiss social center in Monroe.

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Main Street

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View down Main Street of the central business district, with many parked automobiles, storefronts, power lines, and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

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Steinman Residence

Date: 1950 

Description: The Steinman residence, built in 1902, and owned by Christ Yuassi in 1950.

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Washing Windows

Date: 1956-01-13 

Description: Edna Kern washing the windows outside her house. A cat lies on the lawn in the foreground.

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Severtson Swiss Cheese Factory.

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Civil War Monument

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Green County Courthouse. A sculpture of a soldier stands atop the massive base made of Mo...

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Description: Brodhead Cheese Factory taken from a nearby road, with a truck in front of the building.

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Courthouse Square

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Southside view of the Monroe Courthouse Square with a horse in the foreground.

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Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Browntown train depot. The depot offers Wells Fargo & Company Express delivery and Western Union telegraph service. There are two carts on the platform...

Date: 1917 

Description: View down middle of a wide dirt road in a residential area. Trees line both sides of the street along the sidewalks.

Date: 1905 

Description: Interior view of the Arabut Ludlow Memorial Library. The library opened in 1905 and was funded with a $13,930 donation from H.E. & W. Ludlow. This image is...

Date: 1953-10-28 

Description: Mrs. Scheberle sits in the living room of her newly-built home where she resides with her husband, Leo. The room features a built-in shelf, a fireplace, so...

Date: 1953-10-28 

Description: Exterior view of the newly-built Leo Scheberle house located on the edge of town. The house is constructed in the Mid-Century style and clad in cream-color...

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