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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Power House

Date: 1919-02 

Description: Exterior view of the Power House in Hudson.

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Moffat Octagon Home

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Winter view of the Moffat octagon home.

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Peterson Block

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A group of people stands outside a store on the Peterson Block in Emerald.

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Description: Interior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. A reading table with high-...

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Description: Exterior view of a railroad station in Hudson. There is a truck and a wagon parked in front of the building.

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of the Moffat octagon house.

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: A hooded woman sitting on the remnants of a house. As the amount of debris and barren landscape can attest, the area around her had been leveled by a torna...

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Description: Interior view of the Hudson Public Library. The library opened in 1904 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie with a gift of $12,000. In the foreground is a lar...

Date: 1942 

Description: A group of men and boys are outdoors weighing metal collected in a wartime scrap drive. In the background is a truck and industrial buildings.

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: The remains of a house damaged by a tornado. The roof and much of the structure have been completely removed and destroyed. Other debris litters the surrou...

Date: 1899-06-12 after

Description: Man standing around the remains of a house that has been demolished during a tornado. A man is standing near a horse on the right. In the background a smal...

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Description: Exterior view of a machine shop in Hudson, which was built in 1916. There are railroad tracks and railroad cars alongside the building.

Date: 1946-08-08 

Description: Possibly Adelord Joseph Vanasse (b. 1877?) and Stanilaus Phaneuf (b. 1869), singers who recorded for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas.

Date: 1942 

Description: Blockman A.W. Olson and Lee Murphy outside the latter's International Harvester dealership. There is a sign for "International Trucks" above the sidewalk....

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St. Croix River

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the St. Croix River, Northwest Railroad, bridge, and part of the town of Hudson.

Date: 1872 

Description: Employees of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad stand in a line in front of Engine No. 12. From left to right are E.S. Graves (auditor's...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Unidentified family standing outside of a cottage in the woods near Baldwin.

Date: 1900 

Description: Cover of Mrs. A.G. Boehm's History of the New Richmond Cyclone of June 12th, 1899 featuring an engaving of a large cyclone and the wreckage it has left beh...

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Memorial Hospital

Date: 1953 

Description: Exterior of hospital in winter, with four cars parked in front.

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