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Pennoyer Sanitarium

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Pennoyer Sanitarium, later called the Pennoyer Home. The structure was built in 1890 on the north end of Milwaukee Avenue. It was later used as St. Cat...

Date: 1921 

Description: Truck with attached crane manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory.


Turning Basin

Date: 1957-12-09 

Description: Turning basin, view east from ex-Haas property. There is a water tower on the right, and houses, boathouses and other buildings are along the shoreline to...

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: An excerpt from "Picturesque America", ed. Bryant, (1872).


Columbus School

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Columbus school in Kenosha


Bain's Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several men and women sit outdoors on the grounds of Bain's Camp in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Date: 1942-04-10 

Description: Man playing an illegal 25 cent slot machine in the Valley Tavern, on Highway 42, two miles north of Kenosha.

Date: 1911-03-09 

Description: A man stands on a foundation among the debris of the aftermath of a powder explosion. Around the man are pieces of corrugated metal, machinery and wood. In...


Leet Home

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Leet house, site of the first town meeting of the Township of Somers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mary Davison Bradford. She was the first women in Wisconsin to serve as a superintendent of schools. She served in Kenosha from 1910-1...

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...

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.

Map or Atlas

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, local streets, wards, buildings, parks, a cemetery, and part of Lake Michigan. Depths are shown by soundings and nor...

Date: 1921 

Description: Side view of an early rotary snowplow truck manufactured by the Winther Motor and Truck Company.

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: Group of men outside tent with "The Boss" sign above door and labels on some of the fellows' shirts saying, "CTC," an abbreviation for the Chicago Travelin...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The Simmons Memorial Library.

Date: 1973 ca.

Description: Map shows sections, trails, roads, and locations of ancient burial grounds, hills, groves, and settlers. Printed in brown ink.


Mail Carrier

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of a mailman dressed in his full uniform gazing at a piece of mail he is holding in his hands. He is carrying his mail pouch over his shoul...

Date: 1921 

Description: Rotary snowplow manufactured by the Winther Motors Inc., factory.


Description: Exterior view from tree-lined cobblestone street of the Gilbert M. Simmons Public Library. The library opened in 1900 and was funded with a gift of $150,00...

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