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Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Second generation Swiss-Americans dressed as Swiss immigrants for 1905 60th Anniversary of the founding of New Glarus.

Date: 1949-03-01 

Description: Ernest Thierstein relaxes in his Swiss-style chalet home in New Glarus. He came from the village of Boviel in the Emmental valley in the canton of Bern, Sw...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A stone monument dedicated to the Old Lead Road. The marker reads: "The Old Lead Road. In 1828, ox-teams, guided along an ancient Winnebago Indian Trail, b...


Houses on Hillside

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of houses on hillside.


High School

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior across lawn of the three-story New Glarus high school. The school building features a decommissioned Civil War cannon near the entrance.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Swiss Reformed Church (second church), demolished in 1899.

Date: 1920 

Description: View across lawn towards Norwegian Lutheran Church and cemetery. Well-dressed men and women stand at the entrance to the building. There are graves behind...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Exterior view Zwingli Reformed Church.

Date: 1925 

Description: A log cabin and park car at the Tourist Free Camp Ground. The cabin has a sign that reads, "New Glarus Settled 1845."

Date: 1931-07 

Description: Advertisement for a celebration to commemorate the 640th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Switzerland and the 86th anniversary of the foundin...

Date: 1944-06-05 

Description: Paul F. Klassy uses a Farmall M tractor with a Number 15 Genius tractor plow to work in a field.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye drawing of New Glarus.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Zwingli Reformed Church and cemetery.

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Aerial view of downtown.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Monument to the first settlers in this Swiss colony, 1845.

Date: 1944 before

Description: Sign welcoming people to the city of New Glarus.

Date: 1941 

Description: Two young girls dressed in Swiss costumes for the Wilhelm Tell Festival.

Date: 1925-04 

Description: A church is in the distance at the end of the road. On either side of the street are homes and stores, with a street light suspended above the street in t...

Date: 1925-08-16 ca.

Description: A large crowd of men, women, and children gathers outdoors to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Swiss settlement in New Glarus.


New Glarus

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: New Glarus from an early lithograph.

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