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Date: 1871 

Description: Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximatel...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: A street gathering of people interested in using war-salvaged explosives for a land clearance program.

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. Library furniture, bookshelves, a picture display and a door are visible. A note on the cardboard backing r...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Elevated view of two women working in a large vegetable garden. A long building, perhaps a barn, and a smaller building are on the left. In the background...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Triptych panoramic view of Marinette lumber district, with M & M Box Company factory in the center.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a streetcar going down North Main Street. Raiche Drugstore sits on the right corner.

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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A winter scene showing two men standing behind the blade, on either side of the cab, of a Caterpillar Wausau-Plow Snow V-Plow. They are removing snow from...

Date: 1895-09-05 

Description: Matthew H. Stephenson, his wife Julia Hebert Stephenson, and their son William Clinton pose with produce samples from the Menomonee River Boom Company gard...

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. The library opened in 1903 funded with a gift from Isaac Stephenson of $30,000. Reverse of cardboard backin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Inset of head and shoulders portrait of "Queen Marinette," along with an image of her home, which was one of the earliest houses in Marinette. She was the...

Painting

Peshtigo Fire

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Description: Families huddled in a field in the Sugar Bushes, attempting to escape the Peshtigo Fire.

Date: 1951-12-10 

Description: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery marker, shown on the site.

Photograph

Koss Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two women and two young boys pose in front of the Koss Depot, which also serves as a post office and telegraph office.

Photograph

Railroad Men

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Group of railroad employees standing in the doorway of a store.

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Description: Interior view of the Stephenson Public Library. The library opened in 1903 funded with a gift from Isaac Stephenson of $30,000. The reading tables have lar...

Photograph

Marinette View

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Marinette looking toward the mouth of the river from the tower of City Hall. Fences, fields, and industrial buildings are in the foregroun...

Date:  date unknown

Description: This 19th century manuscript map shows the southeastern portion of the Town of Stephenson in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Sections, lakes, and streams are...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Stand of pine trees and pitched tents, with automobiles, in the Marinette Tourist Camp.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of people, consisting of men, women and children, posed on a pile of wooden lath bundles. One man is standing.

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