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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This map of Taylor County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, railroads, roads, creameries and cheese fact...

Date: 1926 

Description: Sanborn map of Rib Lake, sheet 3.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional cards showing the plentiful corn crops of John Carstens, created to attract farmers to the agricultural...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card created to advertize land in northern Wisconsin.

Caption: STREET SCENE IN MEDFORD, TAYLOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN. - This view of one of...

Photograph

Hemlock Bark

Date: 1895 

Description: The front (top) and back (bottom) of a promotional card advertising the large amounts of hemlock bark in Northern Wisconsin. The image shows three men sitt...

Date: 1926 

Description: Sanborn map of Rib Lake, sheet 4.

Date: 1944-02-04 

Description: Reverend Elgar F. Mindorff, not long after being released from a Japanese military prison in China.

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Abandoned Barn

Date: 1960-05-10 

Description: View of an abandoned farm and bare trees. Another small outbuilding is further down the hill on the left.

Date: 1968 

Description: State Representatives David Obey and Joe Sweda facing each other at a press conference. The sign behind them reads, "Governor's Expenses Soar Under Knowles...

Print

School House

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Promotional card advertising the school house in Rib Lake. The caption reads, "SCHOOL HOUSE, RIB LAKE, TAYLOR COUNTY, WIS. -In all the towns of Price and T...

Date:  date unknown

Description: This map of Taylor County, Wisconsin, shows soil types, the township and range grid, sections, settlers houses, schools, churches, saw mills, tanneries, ro...

Date: 1926 

Description: Sanborn map of Rib Lake, sheet 2.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A promotional card displaying a populated village street near a lake in Northern Wisconsin.

The caption bellow the photography reads: "RIB LAKE, TAYLOR C...

Photograph

Log Driving Crew

Date: 1910 

Description: Logging crew standing on planks and logs possibly in a sorting works on the Yellow River. One man holds a ledger and the others hold long cant hooks.

Date: 1895 

Description: A promotional card displaying a group of thirteen people outside their new home in Northern Wisconsin.

The caption bellow the photograph reads, "These pe...

Date: 1895-09-03 

Description: The Fred Judas family poses with their second crop of red clover, three miles south of Medford. With their rakes and mower, they are converting the red clo...

Date: 1887 

Description: This 1896 map shows the township and range system, sections, cities and villages, railroads, roads, vacant land and land sold by the Wisconsin Central Rail...

Map or Atlas

Map of Rib Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: A color map of Rib Lake, Wisconsin.

Date: 1917-02 

Description: Interior view of the Medford Public Library. Reverse of photograph reads: "Medford Wis, Feb 1917." On the left a flag, and a pine branch swag, adorn the do...

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