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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View over railroad tracks towards a railroad depot with an arriving train. A few passengers are on the platform. On the right is a pile of fuel wood. There...

Date: 1968 

Description: A Wisconsin game warden removes a dead deer that had been struck by a vehicle from a rural Vernon County highway next to a deer crossing sign.

Date: 1922 

Description: Monument dedicated to the first settlers of Coon Valley. The monument is in Norwegian. There is a cemetery in the distance.

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Bouffleur Store

Date: 1925 

Description: Bouffleur general store and gas station.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across street of a general store on the right, and another business on the left. Two men and a dog pose in front of the general store. A horse and bug...

Date: 1966-05-17 

Description: A fence made of old wagon wheels above a stone retaining wall.

Date: 1910-05-25 ca.

Description: A man stands on the wreckage of a burned steamer in the Mississippi River near the shoreline. There is a small boat and a barrel nearby. Bluffs are in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of Shard and Sherman Waldon, twin brothers from the Cheyenne Valley settlement.

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Upper Room

Date:  date unknown

Description: A class picture with four rows posing outdoors, with a stone wall behind them on the left, and a brick wall on the right. In front is a row of boys sitting...

Date: 1929 

Description: View across water of the General Allen steamer pushing barges down the Mississippi River. Men are on the steamer, and two more men are standing on t...

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior view across road of a creamery. The front of the creamery has a roof supported with columns over the elevated driveway and loading dock for delive...

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Street Scene

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Horse and wagons along the street. There is a small child walking in the lower-left corner. There are advertisements for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and...

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Depot

Date: 1912 

Description: Train at Coon Valley depot. Several men stand on the platform. The depot has a water tank. There are advertisements for Pearl White Soap, the inter-state f...

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Bird's-Eye View

Date: 1925 

Description: View of a church, field, and cemetery from a hilltop. A car drives down the road in the lower-right corner.

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State Bank

Date: 1912 

Description: Exterior of the Chaseburg State Bank.

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Road Construction

Date:  

Description: Road construction just north of the Crawford-Vernon County line on State Highway 27, showing both the new and old routes. According to the caption on the...

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Battle Hollow Sign

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: View of the Battle Hollow sign.

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Temple Theatre

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: View of Temple Theatre Stage from front of house.

Date:  date unknown

Description: M.H. Bekkedale and E. Rosenwald and Brothers Leaf Tobacco warehouse. There is a boxcar on tracks near the warehouse, and a bluff in the far background.

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