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View photographs taken by Dr. Joseph Smith in the early 20th century in and around Marathon County, Wisconsin.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Men building a culvert on the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Westerm railway. In the background both horses and oxen teams are being used.

Date: 1949-02-19 

Description: Rib Mountain Ski Lodge. There are a number of skiers on the left, and people stand near the lodge. Cars are parked on the right.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View towards shoreline of log drivers eating lunch on the edge of the riverbank. Visiting businessmen share a meal with the log drivers who are sitting and...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two children, a boy and a girl, stand on a porch. A woman in a dress (face obscured) crouches behind the two children.

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Snow Covered Road

Date: 1910 after

Description: Winter scene with a road covered with freshly fallen snow. Houses and trees line either side of the road and are also covered in fresh snow. Vehicle tracks...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View of Mount View Sanatorium (South Park) in Barden Hospital for tubercular patients. Poem below, "For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone...

Date: 1916 

Description: Rotary Club barbeque along the Plover River at the campsite of Neal Brown. Several men gather around a barbeque pit where meat is being cooked on a rotisse...

Date: 1936 after

Description: A view of the Marathon County Park. Many children are playing in the water surrounding a stone fountain, while others watch from the benches.

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Schofield Streets

Date: 1965-11-23 

Description: Intersection of US Highway 51, locally known as Schofield Avenue, and Ross Street in Schofield, Wisconsin. Drott manufacturing can be seen at left and Nesb...

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Reliability Tour

Date: 1928 

Description: Race winners John P. Wood and Archie Towell, both of Wausau, during the National Air Reliability Tour's stop in Wausau.

Date: 1938 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Rib Mountain Lager, Highest Point in Wisconsin, Brewed and Bottled by Wausau Brewing...

Date: 1890-12-18 

Description: Elevated view looking down at homestead applicants waiting in line for 2-3 days in winter cold before a window in the Marathon County Court House, Dec. 18-...

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Stone Ruins

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Stone ruins of a small industrial plant.

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Dr. Joseph Smith

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Outdoor portrait of Dr. Joseph Smith. He is standing in front of a small tree with his hands in his trouser pockets.

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Round Barn

Date: 1895 

Description: Exterior view of the round, large frame barn of Chas. Tisch. A man in a carriage and a team of horses wearing fly-nets poses in front. On the right a man a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the facade and side of the Marathon County Jail. A porch wraps around one corner of the first floor, below a round turret that extends to the th...

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Pulling a Toboggan

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Description: A young woman is pulling a a boy laying in a toboggan across the snow. Trees are behind them.

Date: 1979 

Description: Press photographers set up their equipment in the press area before they cover a visit by President Jimmy Carter. A scoreboard hangs on the wall in the bac...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Marathon County Asylum with dirt road leading to the main entrance.

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