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Historical Object

Christmas Album Page

Date: 1899 

Description: An album page titled Christmas 1899 is decorated with watercolor painted figures. These include a sprig of mistletoe with two berries and the Fargo...

Date: 1902 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Henry Scholz draped in a black cloth, surrounded by floral arrangements for her funeral. The portrait and arrangements are propped up agai...

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Description: Woman seated on a park bench holding flowers. A young man stands behind her leaning on the bench, and two boys are posed nearby. One boy holds a box camera...

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Description: Women workers inside a textile factory, possibly Beherhausshict Factory. Clothing boxes and spools of thread are visible.

Date: 1872 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership, roads, railroads, churches, schools, and cemeteries. The map includes business directories of Watertown, J...

Date: 1901-02-10 

Description: Indoor group portrait of several neighbors who gathered together for a party at the Reibe House. Sarah Krueger is third from the right in the back row. Her...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The Lorenzo Dow Fargo Library.

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Description: Letterhead of the Jefferson County Clerk's office, with a three-quarter view of a building with a clock tower and people walking near the building. Printed...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the school established by Mrs. Carl Schurz, which is often considered the first kindergarten in America.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1910 

Description: Photographic postcard of Main Street. Several men and boys appear outside of a store with H.A. Olsen printed on the awning. One boy holds a ball. The store...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Rock River and Mill Race with bridge.

Postcard

Octagon House

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Octagon House.

Date: 1916-07 

Description: Frank Fargo Jr. is resting his elbow on his older brother Stuart's shoulder as they are posing standing in front of a large tent. Both are wearing bib over...

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Photograph

Rock River Scenery

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man rows a boat beneath a covered bridge spanning Rock River. Factories, industrial buildings, and Saint Paul's Lutheran Church stand on the opposite ri...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger playing with a cat, Tramp, who is on top of a post. Edgar is climbing the post trying to get the cat while Jennie stands below wat...

Date: 1862 

Description: This map shows townships, landownership, roads, railroads, and swampland in Jefferson County. There is an inset maps showing the towns of: Watertown, Jeffe...

Photograph

Public School No. 4

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Public School No. 4, built in 1883. The brick building carries the label, "High School," and features Gothic arches, long, rectangular windows...

Date: 1900-06-17 

Description: View down street of German soldiers on a march from the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad on their way to Turner Hall.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Shows ward boundaries, corporation limits, plat of town, land ownership by name, local streets, parks, railroads, and parts of Rock River. Wards appear in...

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