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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Description: Exterior of River Pine Sanitarium, which opened in 1906. Trees surround a sanitarium building with porches on the front and back. Copyright by Taylor's D...

Date: 1997 

Description: Visitors at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial of Wisconsin.

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Brick Buildings

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Description: A path leads to brick buildings across a lawn crowded with trees, shrubs, and flowers. Copyright by Taylor's Drug Store.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Senator Gaylord Nelson, William Hansen, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point president Lee Dreyfus converse at the Water Quality Lab that is to be bui...

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Description: View down Main Street at Prentice. A man walks down the sidewalk across the street from residences. Copyright by Taylor's Drug Store.

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High School

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Description: Exterior of a High School. The elaborate brick building features a central entrance flanked by two small towers. Copyright by Taylor's Drug Store.

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Description: Exterior of Saint Peter's Catholic Church, dedicated in 1897 and constructed by Joseph Hutter. The church is located on Fourth Avenue and features a centra...

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Description: View of the Wisconsin River at River Pine Sanitarium, which opened in 1906. Boats can be seen near a small dock to the right. Copyright by Taylor's Drugs.

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Post Office

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Description: Exterior of the Post Office, built in 1919. The view from across Main Street shows men standing at the main entrance of a stone building built in the clas...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Whiting-Plover Paper Company mill.

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Wisconsin River

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Description: View of the Wisconsin River. Copyright by Taylor's Drug Store.

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Calf Competition

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Description: Competitors in the calf judging line up with their animals at the Portage County fair.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Senator Gaylord Nelson, William Hansen, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point president Lee Dreyfus discuss at the Water Quality Lab that is to be buil...

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Gas for Less

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: A gasoline station along US Highway 51 in Whiting, Portage County, attracted passing motorists with an attention-getting "gas for less" sign.

Date: 1908-02-20 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the one-story, white English Methodist Church with belfry and steeple. Snow covers the street outside the church.

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Description: View of Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, completed in 1918. A staircase leads to the main entrance of the brick building where a belfry can be seen...

Date: 1902 

Description: Young couple in a park or rural scene near a river. The man, “Mr. Fish” has lifted the young lady, Ida Langenberger, up onto his left shoulder. He is holdi...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Hardware Mutual Insurance Company office.

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Description: View of a spring on the way to River Pine Sanitarium, which opened in 1906. Copyright by Taylor's Drugs.

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