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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1949-04-27 

Description: Aerial photograph of Lake Mills.

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: View of main street in Lake Mills. On the left of the image are the Fargo and Ostrander store, Farmer's Cash Store and Drugs, and A.J. Foster Harness Shop....

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Municipal structures, West Lake Street at City Alley.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Formal portrait of the Lake Mills Fire Company preparing for a race in which volunteer companies in harness pulled their fire hose carts. Ralph Engsberg,...

Date: 1949 

Description: Exterior view of the Public Library in Lake Mills.

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Lake Mills Garage

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Garage, Madison Street, from Merchants Alley.

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Firemen's Parade

Date: 1908-06 

Description: The Lake Mills band and fire company lead the parade during a fire company competition in their home town.

Date: 1908-06 

Description: Members of the Lake Mills fire company pull the hose cart during a firemen's competition.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Reverse of cardboard backing reads: "1902, $8000 - Cost, G.B. Ferry, Milwaukee, arch." The library...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fire hose cart racing team hitched to a fire hose cart and crouching in set position as if to begin a race. The men were probably firefighters.

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Moravian Church

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A Moravian Church in Lake Mills

Date: 1981-05 

Description: Intersection of Ford Street and Commercial Alley.

Date: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

Date: 1909 

Description: Men with horses and wagons gathered outside the Faville Grove Farmers' Co-Operative Cheese Factory. A poster advertising the State Fair is pasted to the wa...

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Carnival Tent

Date: 1908-06 

Description: Crowd near the front of a side show tent with large banners.

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Methodist Church

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A Lake Mills Methodist Church.

Date: 1949 

Description: The Public Library in Lake Mills.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of the Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills. Visible above the main entrance are the words: "Public Library." Reverse of cardboard backing read...

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