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Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A marker for the first log cabin built in the Janesville area, surrounded by several women. The cabin was built in 1835 by William Holmes, Joshua Holmes, J...


Milton House

Date: 1955 

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...


Service Station

Date: 1979-11-18 

Description: An electrical box on a wooden pole is in the center foreground. Behind it is a street, and on the other side of the street is a Phillips 66 service station...

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: This map of Beloit shows labeled wards, plat of town, roads, railroads, the Rock River, city boundaries, and land ownership by name. The back of the map is...


Description: An event at Frances Willard School.


Walter Wheeler

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Walter Wheeler.


Milton College

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A view of older, established buildings at Milton College.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: "Mineral spring pavilion with visitors taking the waters." Well-dressed men, women and children are posed in a gazebo built over the Iodo-Magnesian Springs...


Merry Go Round

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Children pose on a merry-go-round (carousel) in the Edgerton Public Park. The rear wall of a church forms the background, and there appears to be a bridge...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Milwaukee Street looking west with small dog in foreground.

Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

Learn about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission helped to establish and improve free public libraries in Wisconsin.

Date: 1926 

Description: Brick band pavilion, with five steps leading to entrance, with shrubbery around the exterior, and some houses and trees in the background.

Date: 1873 

Description: Atlas map of Janesville township.


Charles C. Stone


Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Charles C. Stone of Decatur, Wisconsin, a member of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the dam and power plant over the river, with smokestacks in the background.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from the cupola of the old Jefferson School. The large building in the upper left is the Hyatt House, which burned in 1867.


Skavlem Monument

Date: 1925 

Description: The Skavlem monument, dedicated to the "oldest Norwegian immigrant", born 1760, died 1841.



Date: 1980-12 

Description: Elevated view of backyards in a neighborhood looking over trees, a shed, and a fences. In the background are houses and a smokestack.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Side and front view of Luther Valley Church, built in 1872.

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