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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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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:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Methodist Evangelical church. Small outbuildings are near church on the right. There is a bell in the belfry, and stained glass windows.

Date: 1960 

Description: Walter and Ionie Arms's grave marker in the shade of a tall bush at the Burr Ridge cemetery.

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Ole T. Westby

Date:  

Description: Head and shoulders vignetted cabinet card portrait of Ole T. Westby, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtaine...

Date: 1935 

Description: Farmer operating a horse-drawn hay rake in a field.

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Bank of Ontario

Date: 1921 

Description: View from street of exterior of the Bank of Ontario.

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Round Barn

Date: 1965-05-31 

Description: Round barn on "Ridge Road" in Ontario vicinity.

Date: 1922 

Description: Street scene of road going through a business district with cars parked along the curbs. Storefronts and power lines are along the road, and pedestrians ar...

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Young People's Hall

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Young People's Hall building. There are fields and a barn in the background.

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Genoa

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of various buildings in Genoa.

Date: 2008 

Description: In 1933, Lester Proksch constructed this striking filling station in the small river town, at 201 North Main Street. Less's Service was opened in July of 1...

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Rural Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Coon Valley at sunrise, including a wooden building, a fence, and trees.

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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...

Date: 1945-06-28 

Description: With all Hillsboro striving to honor Vice-Admiral March A. Mitscher, who came for a visit with his mother, Bessie Hooker, a maid in the Mr. and Mrs. Lyle H...

Date: 1949-04-27 

Description: Aerial view of Hillsboro.

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Tree-Filled Valley

Date: 1964-09-07 ca.

Description: View down a long valley, filled with trees.

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View of Viroqua

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Viroqua.

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Hotel Ward

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Exterior of Ward Hotel from road. Sign painted on roof of turret says, "Hotel Ward." A large group of men, two women, and a dog, are posing on the sidewalk...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Street scene of road going through a business district with cars and horse-drawn vehicles parked along the curbs. Storefronts and power lines are along the...

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