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Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View of Frank and Lillian Drew's cottage on Lake Flora Dell. Their daughter, Delia Drew King, is on the steps. "Home Again" is written along the right side...

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Date: 1929 

Description: The church features a gable roof, a steeple with clock faces, and a cross on top.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Delia Drew King sits on the porch of her family's cottage on Lake Flora Dell. "After Dinner" is written on the left.

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Farmer's State Bank

Date: 1914 

Description: View from street of the facade of the Farmer's State Bank. The cornerstone of the building says "1913". A group of men sit on a bench in front of a store o...

Date: 1997 

Description: Men positioning floating booms to confine the cranberries so they can be harvested.

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Sparta Public Library. Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "Carnegie bldg., 1903, cost $12,000. Architects, Schick & Rot...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the home of John Cramer.

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Tomah Indian School

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Description: Tomah Indian School with boys standing in front of the entrance sign.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: View of the Drew family cottage on Lake Flora Dell. A caption of "The Cottage by the Sea" is to the left of the photograph, in addition to a decorative bor...

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City Hall

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of city hall. The brick building features two sets of double doors, a bell tower, and a tall chimney.

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Water Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Water Street which is lined with sidewalks and residential houses. In the foreground on both sides of the road are small wooden bridges along the...

Date: 1997 

Description: A man stands waist-deep in water to harvest cranberries with a rake during the harvest.

Date: 1998 

Description: Not only does the cranberry industry produce cranberries, but it is also a source of tourists during the colorful harvest season.

Postcard

Carnegie Library

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Carnegie Library in Sparta.

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"Pollywoggles"

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Several women and one man wade in Lake Flora Dell. Delia Drew King is second from left, in a white straw hat. A hand-drawn caption beneath the photograph r...

Date: 1945-07-18 

Description: Staff Sargent Michael Linley, Mazomanie, filling out a questionnaire at Camp McCoy prior to departing for his home for a 30-day furlough before re-deployme...

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: A row of sculptured horses and a cow's head at the Creative Display Company, currently known as the FAST Corporation.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Hotel Lewis in Sparta.

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Justinger Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across unpaved street of a storefront.

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