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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1952-10-01 

Description: Combination Class B Retail liquor license granted to Emma Johnson of River Falls.

Date: 2008 

Description: Knute Bjornson originally built this house in the 1860's and in 1933, his grandson Cooney Bjornson reassembled the humble log building to house a gas stati...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Pierce County Court House.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Colorized view of the Maiden's Rock, as viewed from Lake City, Minnesota. This was the legendary lover's leap of Wenonah, the first-born daughter of Dakota...

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Round Barn

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across field of a round barn with cows grazing in the pasture in front. Built by John Warren, Menominee.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of Prescott including multiple buildings and a bridge.

Date: 1908-07 

Description: View of a levee, with buildings on the left.

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows numbered plots, the public square, streets, Lake St. Croix and the Mississippi River.

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School Building

Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior view of a school building with a group of children and adults gathered in front.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Elmwood.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Map of Wisconsin, Pierce County.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The view of the Lake Front from the water.

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River Falls College

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The State College in River Falls.

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Description: Living room scene in the Jacobson home, with a blurred image of a man running in front of the camera. A woman sits at a piano while three men are posed at...

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Sanborn map of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Half stereoview showing the confluence of the Mississippi River and the St. Croix River.

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Fortune's Car

Date: 1928 

Description: George Fortune of River Falls sitting in his new car, with his dog in the back seat.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with the St. Leon Hotel visible on the right.

Date: 1868 

Description: Stereograph view of the levee, with buildings in the background.

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