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Couple on a Bridge

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Description: Rear view of a man and woman standing on a wooden bridge in a wooded area.

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Date: 1884 

Description: The logging camp of Bruno Vinett. About a dozen horses, most in harness, and a similar number of men stand in front of a barn-like building and a small woo...

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The Eagle House

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Exterior of cabin in Chippewa County where Old Abe was kept after his capture as a wild eaglet. The cabin is referred to as the "Eagle House".

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two men stand facing each other in and just outside the front entrance to Glen and Star's Mill, near brewery. There is snow on the ground. A river runs in...

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Ruins of Cyclone

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: The aftermath of a killer tornado, including an arrow and caption that reads: "William Berg Killed Here." In the background near the farmhouse are a group...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The square, four-story brick Chippewa Shoe Company building, located at the intersection of Bay Street and River Street looking North. There is a fire esca...

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Bryant Family

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Description: Collage of six quarter-length portraits of members of the Bryant family. Top row: young girl, middle-aged woman, young woman. Bottom row: young boy, middle...

Date: 1951 

Description: This map of Chippewa Falls shows the city of Chippewa River, city limits, roads, highways, fair grounds, and parks.

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Cygnet Films

Date: 1968-10 

Description: Bill Duren (in the background), owner of Cygnet Films, talks with a production assistant during shooting for a training film. Cygnet Films, which was based...

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Description: One man sits in the bow and one man stands on shore holding the stern of a birch bark canoe at the edge of a lake. They may be Indians. The man in the cano...

Date: 1975 

Description: This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct...

Date: 1919 

Description: Four men work inside the Boone Tire Factory.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Margery Bish, the young daughter of the photographer, wearing a heavy hooded coat.

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Joe Kelley's Barn

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Description: A barn and outbuilding on the Joe Kelley farm in a field at the end of a dirt track. There is a mailbox attached to a post in the left foreground.

Date: 1927 

Description: Rustic, log cabin gas station in Chippewa Falls with a traveler's vehicle being filled with gasoline. It is not clear if the young woman in overalls is a p...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Group of men and a woman standing near a horse-drawn wagon outside an International Harvester farm implement dealership. The group is standing near an Osbo...

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Description: Photomontage of two giant green apples resting on top of a flatbed railroad car. A caption in the upper left corner reads, "Grown near Ruby, Wis." Markin...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with William Irvine (1851-1927) seated in his sleigh next to his daughter Ruth (1891-1987) wearing a hat and wrapped in furs, Chippewa Falls,...

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Fishing

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three men and a woman pose with a pole of a stringer of fish. One of the men holds his pet dog. Behind them on the left is a bathtub, hand-pump for water,...

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