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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Slippery Elm

Date: 1965-04 

Description: A spreading specimen of Ulmus rubra dwarfs a small house in the background. This tree, with a trunk circumference of 16 feet 5 inches, was the subje...

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River Falls College

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The State College in River Falls.

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

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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 ca.

Description: A view of the vine-covered facade and side of North Hall at the State Normal School. Stone work decorates the top of the building and a flag flies from the...

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Farm Fields

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a farm, fields and hills near River Falls.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State College.

Date: 1911 

Description: A college student sets out to class in zero degree weather. He is holding his books, wearing a hat and gloves, and has a scarf wrapped around his neck.

Date: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of River Falls.

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Description: Interior view of the State Normal School Library in River Falls. Below the image it reads: "Beautiful New Library, State Normal School, River Falls, Wiscon...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A view of the "Mound".

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Kinnickinnic Falls

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: The Kinnickinnic Falls.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: State Normal School.

Date: 1930 

Description: An aerial view of River Falls.

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Description: Billhead of Burnett & Pratt, "dealers in fresh, salt and smoked meats, fish and game in season," of River Falls, Wisconsin, with a group of livestock, incl...

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A. Rollins

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of A. Rollins from River Falls, Wisconsin in Civil War era uniform. His company and regiment are unknown.

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Main Street

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the row of shops along Main Street, with J.W. Allard's store in the foreground. A group of men are visible down the street.

Date: 1952-10-01 

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

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