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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1997 

Description: Elevated view of harvesters wading through cranberries contained by booms to feed them onto a conveyor to be loaded into the waiting trucks.

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Man Pulling Boom

Date: 1997 

Description: A man wearing waders walks knee-deep through water and floating cranberries as he pulls a boom used for confining the cranberries so they can be harvested.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Hotel Lewis in Sparta.

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Street Scene

Date: 1922 

Description: View down the curved unpaved street. Two men and a dog stand under the awning of a shop on the left. Another group of men are posed near a car parked outsi...

Date: 1980-07-04 

Description: Group of six men posed for an informal portrait. One smokes a cigarette and has a pet squirrel on his shoulder. Another man holds a small U.S. flag. Barrac...

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Evangelical Church

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: Elevated view of Evangelical United Brethren church in the vicinity of Highway T.

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Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of a main street during berry season.

Date: 1928 

Description: View down a commercial street. An automotive repair shop is located on the left side of the street.

Date: 1858 

Description: Map shows township borders, marshes, pine timber, roads, railroads, and mills. The townships are are shown in blue/green, pink, and yellow. The map include...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Court Street in Sparta.

Date: 1922 

Description: A map of the Beaver Creek Valley in Monroe, Wisconsin along Beaver Creek and the La Crosse River, showing roads, railroads, and land ownership as well as p...

Date: 1922 

Description: View down a dirt commercial street in Leon.

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Shennington Depot

Date: 1925 

Description: View down railroad tracks and across road towards the depot. A sign posted at the crossing says: Look Out for the Cars." A man with a small child is standi...

Date: 1980 

Description: Cuban refugees at Camp McCoy. Three children standing with their arms around each others shoulders. Two wear Woody Woodpecker t-shirts, the other wears a D...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the home of Albert Marx.

Date: 1997 

Description: A man wearing waders walks knee-deep through floating cranberries. The wooden boards floating in the water are booms to contain the cranberries for harvest...

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Public School

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of the first district public school, erected in 1916. There is a hand-pump for water in the yard in front of the building.

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School Milk Cooler

Date: 1936-11-02 

Description: A man loads a milk can into a McCormick-Deering milk cooler at the State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of East Oak Street.

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