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Date: 1881 

Description: Darlington's first settlers arrived by 1826, attracted by the lead mines of the area. Arrival of the railroad in 1856 stimulated growth, and in 1857 the co...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Soldiers' Monument.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: View of the interior of a small Lutheran church. A wood-burning stove is in the aisle between the pews, and a painting is hanging above the altar.

Date: 2012-08-07 

Description: A view of a portion of the Methodist Episcopal Church. There is a car parked in front of the building.

Date: 1955 

Description: Interior view of the building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

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Description: A white sign in the foreground near a fence reads: "First Capital State Park," with an arrow pointing towards a white building in the background that has a...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1925 

Description: View down the street of a retail area. On either side of the street, there are storefronts, pedestrians and parked cars. Just before a steep hill is a rail...

Photograph

Aerial View of Town

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Aerial view including many buildings and a baseball diamond.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Pecatonica River and bridge.

Photograph

Creamery

Date: 1911 

Description: A view of the creamery and a residence on its second floor. A woman and two children at the foot of the stairs. A one lane road winding up the hill.

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Gratiot homestead at Gratiot's Grove Site.

Date: 1950 

Description: Front view of Primitive Methodist Church, built in 1864.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse during construction.

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Description: A vintage view and a modern view of Darlington Road at County Trunk F, presented as a pair.

Photograph

Catholic Church

Date:  date unknown

Description: View up a road towards the front of the catholic church, which has a steeple and belfry. The double door entrance has an arched stained glass window, and a...

Date: 1925 

Description: View across lawn of exterior of the Catholic Church, a stone and brick building with stained glass windows. A man is walking down the tree-lined sidewalk o...

Photograph

High School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across street of exterior of the Darlington High School. Young boys stand on the sidewalk in front.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, a Catholic church built in 1866-1868.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1867.

Date: 1871 

Description: Darlington, county seat of Lafayette County, was established in the late 1840s, but didn't thrive until the arrival of the railroad in 1856. This view show...

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