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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1955-06-19 

Description: C.L. (Neal) Harrington is second from left at a retirement dinner for Henry Freund.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Well jetting equipment with three hose lines extinguishing forest fires.

Photograph

Hello, Merrill

Date: 1984-09-03 

Description: A brief shower failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Democratic Presidential candidate Walter Mondale and Vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro during...

Date: 1895-09-23 

Description: A man wearing a suit and hat stands near a herd of Jersey dairy cattle grazing in the barnyard of W.H. Bradley.

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Description: Letterhead of Dudley Station, a hunting and trout fishing resort in Dudley, Wisconsin. On the left is an illustration of a fisherman holding a fishing pole...

Map or Atlas

Village of Gleason

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: This map of the Village of Gleason shows land ownership by name, local streets, railroads, churches, schools, and part of Prairie River. The bottom left of...

Photograph

Kaminski Wreck

Date: 1914-07-04 

Description: The wreck of John Kaminski's plane, where he had been scheduled to fly at the Fourth of July festivities.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Sacred Heart Hospital. The brick hospital building features a porch, balcony, and a covered entrance. Published by C. E. Macomber.

Photograph

Main Street

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Description: Main Street with William Fehrmann's Saloon and Boarding House.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The bottom section of a map of Lincoln County.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: This 1915 map of Lincoln County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, cities and villages, lakes and streams, residences, churches, school...

Date: 1900 

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of eight young women, each standing and holding a bicycle. Three of the women also hold brownie cameras.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Main Street in downtown.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lincoln County Court House in Merrill.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Merrill's City Hall and Library.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This quadrangle collection of maps, meaning geological surveys, shows sections of central and northern Wisconsin. The maps include a quadrangle index map.T...

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Description: Exterior view of the Merrill Public Library. Above the main entrance it reads: "T.B. Scott Free Library." Reverse of the cardboard backing reads: "Carnegie...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This map of Tomahawk shows landownership, an original plat of the city, various plat additions, roads, and railroads. The map includes annotations of road...

Date: 2008 

Description: The windmill structure continues to attract travelers, but not for gasoline or bait, but for ice cream.

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