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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: German Lutheran Church in Merrill.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A high school in Merrill.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Merrill high school.

Date: 1912 

Description: Group portrait of twelve men posing on the steps and porch of a building, probably forest rangers. The men are wearing a variety of clothing, including a b...

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Winter Trip

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Description: Theta Mead shoveling her car out of a snow drift.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: An aerial view of a neighborhood in Merrill.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Main Street in downtown.

Date: 1977-10 

Description: Rod Ballmer (center), Paul Bernsdorf (left), and Jeffrey Mondeik at Ballmer's Old Time Tavern. There is a cribbage board on the bar and the wall behind the...

Photograph

Menard Monument

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The Menard Monument was erected in honor of Pere Rene Menard who was lost in the area in 1661 while en route to Huron Village to baptize Native Americans....

Date: 1885-05-18 

Description: Elevated view of the first passenger train to arrive at Merrill, a Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway train. The passengers are waiting on a platform an...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lincoln County Court House in Merrill.

Date: 1908-10-29 before

Description: Front cover and menu listing from the Hotel Badger, with an etching of a fox sitting on the ground looking up at a bunch of grapes hanging on a vine over a...

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Prospect Point

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man boats near the shoreline at Prospect Point. Prospect Point consolidated with Hog's Back in 1910 to form 105 acres of land and was renamed Bradley Pa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Saint Mary's Catholic Church. The view from across the street features the church building's stained glass windows and belfry.

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Main Street

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

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Three children peek out of the door of a log cabin. There is an ash can to the right of the door.

Date: 1955-06-19 

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

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Veterans' Hospital

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of a veterans' hospital, surrounded by trees.

Postcard

Hotel Badger

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Hotel Badger in Merrill with "Here are some more of Merrill's famous buildings. How is every one down there? Grace" written on it.

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