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Date: 1909 ca.

Description: The first successful four-wheel drive vehicle was made in Clintonville, in 1909. The inventor, Otto Zachow, is the man seated at the rear of the steam-powe...

Date: 1950 

Description: View of some of the businesses on North Main Street, including the Strand Theater and Olk Drugs.

Date: 1965 

Description: Letterhead of Tripod Chevrolet of Clintonville, Wisconsin, with three-quarter views of various Chevrolet models, including the Corvair, Corvette, and Cheve...

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Pictured here are four of the women who joined the work force at the Four Wheel Drive Company in Clintonville in order to build trucks for the American and...

Date: 1916-12-04 ca.

Description: Storefronts of Malik Brothers, Paul Binder, and Frank Beer Home Bakery.

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War Worker

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform fo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman stands in front of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company factory in Clintonville.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Four wheel drive auto factory, with a smokestack billowing.

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Description: View of paper mill on the river.

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Description: Women employees at Four Wheel Drive's Clintonville factory.

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four women workers standing in front of the Four Wheel Drive Factory.

Date: 1914 

Description: Paving the main street with concrete was an occasion that brought out a large part of the Clintonville community to watch.

Date: 1920 

Description: Interior pages of a brochure advertising the Topp-Stewart four-wheel drive tractor. Two photographs of men using the tractor, one in snow and one in a farm...

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Description: Letterhead of Frank H. Brady, publisher and printer of Clintonville, Wisconsin, with "The Tribune" printed in embossed gold type and a triangular area of s...

Photograph

Milbauer's Pharmacy

Date: 1916-12-04 ca.

Description: Storefront view of Milbauer's Pharmacy, with two automobiles parked on the street.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Captain Alexander E. Williams of the War Department testing the experimental truck that the Four Wheel Drive Company hoped to manufacture for the army. In...

Photograph

Ward Hotel

Date: 1925 

Description: A three-story wooden structure with front porch identified as the Ward Hotel by a large sign on the front of the building. Several automobiles are parked d...

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