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Description: Building along a street in town. Sign on one building advertises the Sparta Fair, August 24 to 27, 1897. Man and woman in horse-drawn wagon.
Date: date unknown
Description: A young man sits on a bicycle and poses for a studio portrait near a fence in front of a painted backdrop. He is wearing a hat, suit jacket, and trousers.
Description: A crowd in a circle is watching a girl sitting on a calf. In the background is a storefront.
Description: A man with a shotgun and whip sits in a buggy pulled by a single horse in a field, possibly looking for prairie chickens.
Description: Falls House, a little one-dollar-a-day hotel near the banks of the Black River at the corner of First and Fillmore Streets, built by Susan Gebhardt in 1886...
Description: View across wooden bridge to building identified as the Hixton Mill and Starch Factory on the edge of a body of water, probably a river. In the background...
Date: 1911 ca.
Description: Four Ho-Chunk people cross a bridge spanning the Black River. This photograph was taken before the flood of October 1911, when the bridge was completely de...
Description: A portrait of two women sitting in a horse-drawn buggy stopped in front of a wooden fence and a log house. Photographer's shawdow is in foreground.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Back view of Union High School.
Description: View along railroad tracks towards the Merrillan depot and train. The Hotel Campbell is located on the left. A group of children and adults are sitting out...
Description: Man in a sulky. The harnessing indicates that the horse is a pacer. The sulky is the type with pneumatic tires and ball bearings.
Description: Group of men and eight teams of two horses dragging logs in a snow-covered field.
Description: A studio portrait of a girl and a boy in a river scene painted on a backdrop. The girl wears a dress and hat and rests a hand on an oar and holds the boy's...
Description: Bridge with water underneath, and a wooden levy dam.
Date: 1892-08-17 ca.
Description: Elevated view of crowd gathered at the intersection of First and Main Streets to watch a calliope and chariot riders in a circus parade, probably the Ringl...
Description: Two men and a dog posed sitting on a bobsled loaded with logs and pulled by a team of two horses in snowy woods.
Description: Main Street lined with horses and wagons, with a large crowd of people gathered at the intersection. Storefronts, from left to right: City Barbershop, owne...
Description: Grand Army of the Republic in Memorial Day Parade. During the 1890s and 1900s, most of the 45 to 65 age group of men were Civil War veterans, and belonged...
Description: A woman and young girl sit in a carriage that is pulled by a horse.
Description: Man, possibly Milton J. Harphold, sitting at a telegraph desk in the railroad switch tower.
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