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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Map of Barron and parts of Dunn, Chippewa, Washburn & Sawyer counties, State of Wisconsin, showing the lands of the Knapp, Stout & Co. Company, of Menomoni...

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Description: Meeting of the board of directors of the newly formed Barron County Holstein Breeders Association.

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Rice Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: A boat sits along the wooded shore of Rice Lake.

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View of Haugen

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Haugen, Wisconsin with a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground.

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Long Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the dam and cottages at Long Lake. The structures are made of wood, with outbuildings visible in the foreground. Tree-covered hills stand in th...

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Carnegie Library

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View of Carnegie Library on the corner of South Main Street and West Messenger, Rice Lake.

Date: 1897 

Description: Robert M. La Follette, Sr., speaking to a crowd from back of a wagon.

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Harvesting a Field

Date: 1895-10-17 

Description: Elevated view from hill of a large group of men harvesting a field. Four men are standing atop a mound of what appears to be straw or hay. A steam thresher...

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The Red Cedar River

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the town of Rice Lake viewed from a railroad bridge across Red Cedar River.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: This early 20th century map of Barron County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, railroads, roads, houses,...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Prairie Farm from Cemetery Hill.

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Views of Haugen

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Multiples views of Haugen, including a church, a school with a group of students posed outside, and a train.

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Park House Hotel

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View of the Park House Hotel (called the Commercial House before 1888), which burned down in 1892.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photograph of fish altered to create an imaginary new species of fish, the Owl-eyed Ripple Skipper. Its apparent features include short fangs, a rounded b...

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Home Store

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home Store or Big Store was built by Mr. George Scott in 1901, and was the town's main general store, which was built to replace the old Knapp, Stout & Com...

Date: 1872 after

Description: A group of men use a team of four horses to transport logs across snow-covered ground on a sled. Trees stand in the background.

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The Red Cedar River

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Red Cedar River surrounded by a tree-covered shoreline.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home store, Prairie Farm, Barron County, Wisconsin.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Men gathered around the entrance to a church where a meeting of the State Agricultural Association has been held.

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