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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1895-07-16 

Description: A man stands in ten acres of flowering onion plants, planted for seed, in the Grant Bros. gardens. A horse pulls a buggy in the field in the background. Wo...

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Description: Black and white postcard of the wooden Ford Bridge across the Willow River near Burkhardt. Trees appear on the far shore.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: The Moffat Octagon House, erected in 1855 by Judge John S. Moffat.

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Tornado Debris

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Debris left after tornado. A portion of a roof from a collapsed building lies on top of the debris, including the wheels of a carriage or cart.

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Pulpit Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man surveying the landscape stands atop Pulpit Rock.

Date: 1961-04-28 

Description: Three boys stand at the front of their classroom and read aloud the story, "The Funny Hats" while wearing funny hats.

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High School

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the high school.

Date: 1942 

Description: Helmuth Strobush and his son Jerry haul scrap metal with a Farmall H tractor and a McCormick-Deering farm wagon. The tractor is parked near a co-op service...

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Main Street

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Description: View looking south down Main Street.

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Description: Memohead of the Glenwood Public Schools, with a three-quarter view of a school building, and names of school officials. Printed in blue ink on memo pad pap...

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Description: Letterhead of The Sanatorium Company, with a three-quarter view of the sanatorium building set into a background of flowers and banners proclaiming the ben...

Date: 1930 

Description: View of an Indian mounds marker on the St. Croix River.

Date: 1895 

Description: A flock of purebred Shropshire ewes standing near a fence on the farm of Geo. Martin. In the background is a farmhouse with laundry on the line, a farm bui...

Date: 1899-06-12 ca.

Description: Elevated view over water of the damage created by a tornado. A river, with debris visibly floating in it, runs through the town. Groups of people are walki...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows McKenty's Addition between Maple Street and Hazel Street, and Spruce Street and Oak Street. The map also features an inset map of Hudson and...

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Description: Portrait of the Honorable Charles Donohue, Mayor of New Richmond, Wisconsin, and his grandson, Charles III. The elder Donohue was born December 5, 1843 in...

Date: 1942 

Description: Men and boys use horses, a Farmall H tractor and wagons to haul scrap metal to a pile near railroad tracks. The men are participiting in a wartime scrap dr...

Date: 1942-04 

Description: Three young girls (L to R), Beverly Peterson, Virginia Gullickson, and Joane Aaby, with an old iron bed donated for a W.W. II scrap drive during MacArthur...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereographic view of New Richmond(?) during a fourth of July celebration. Identification has not been fully verified, but there was a Coombs Hotel in this...

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