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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1948-03-05 

Description: Harold E. Stassen (left), in Fort Atkinson, visiting with left to right: W.D. Hoard, publisher; Jefferson County Sheriff R.J. Gibson; James LeChance, Palmy...

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Catholic Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a catholic church.

Date: 1870 

Description: Bird’s-eye view map. "Looking north east." Indexed for points of interest. Shows homes, businesses, and the Bark and Rock River. Streets running west to ea...

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Masonic Lodge

Date: 1957 

Description: View of a purple beech tree planted in 1914 in front of the Masonic lodge.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the W.D. Hoard Company printing office.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Shows ward boundaries, corporation limits, plat of town, land ownership by name, local streets, parks, railroads, and parts of Rock River. Wards appear in...

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Hoard House.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Hoard's house with snow on the ground.

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Description: Letterhead of Hoard's Dairyman, "The National Dairy Farm Magazine," with a bird's eye view of the company farm buildings, and a mailbox with an upraised fl...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Congregational Church.

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Hoard's Dairy Farm

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of Hoard's dairy farm with silos, barns, and trees.

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Fort Atkinson

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fort Atkinson.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of Jones' sausage factory with train car.

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Fort Atkinson Club

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of the Fort Atkinson Club.

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Water Tower

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a water tower, built in 1901. Trees surround the structure and other buildings can be seen behind it.

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Milwaukee Avenue

Date: 1908 

Description: View of Milwaukee Avenue showing the D.A.R. Monument.

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Rock River Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Rock River from a riverbank, featuring a bridge, water tower, and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church. Copyright 1910, Eighmy Bros.

Date: 1952-02-13 

Description: View of an antique chest of drawers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J . Gafke in rural Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Hanging over the chest are four antique...

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Fort Atkinson

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fort Atkinson, including the North Western Manufacturing Company plant.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Milwaukee Avenue. On the left side of the road, the Daughters of the American Revolution Monument, erected in 1907, can be seen among trees trea...

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