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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1896 

Description: Organizational poster for a young men's Republican Club in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, to support the 1896 Presidential campaign of William McKinley. The Presiden...

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Description: View across railroad tracks of billowing smokestacks at the Thilmany Paper Company plant. Stacks of logs are piled next to railroad tracks and cars.

Date: 1890-06-17 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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DuCharme House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Elevated view of foundation of the house built by Dominique DuCharme in 1790 and enlarged by Augustin Grignon after 1804. The Grignon family resided in the...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A drawing of the DuCharme/Grignon house and fur-trading post as it appeared shortly before being razed in about 1892.

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Fox River Canal

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the side of a barge owned by the Pluswood company on the Fox River Canal. The boat is seen through the trees on the lawn of the Charles A. Grignon...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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Fox River Lock

Date: 1962-08-03 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Guard Lock on the Fox River Canal, looking east from the Highway 55 bridge.

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Description: Interior view of the Kaukauna Public Library. The library opened in 1905 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. In the room is a librari...

Date: 1961-09-16 ca.

Description: An interior view of an abandoned Chicago and North Western Railroad roundhouse.

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Metal Foundry

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Joe Weyenberg and two other men work with molten metal at the Roloff Manufacturing Company.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: The house built by Charles A. Grignon between 1837 and 1839 for Mary Meade, his Pennsylvania bride. Mrs. Grignon and her family are standing in front of th...

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Lawe House

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Lawe house built in the 1860's by George W. Lawe.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The home and fur-trading post of Col. Dominique DuCharme. The portion of the structure on the left was built by DuCharme in 1791. The right portion was add...

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Grignon House

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Reproduction of a pen drawing of the Grignon house. The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon....

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Dredge Winneconne

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across water of the dredge "Winneconne" on the Fox River canal. Although undated the photograph was probably taken during the 1940s. The "Winneconne"...

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Grignon Home

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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