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Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of the Union Railroad depot. A railroad worker stands on the tracks, one man walks on the platform with his baggage and two men sit on a...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of Mauston.

Date: 1913-09-05 

Description: Wisconsin's first air fatality was P.C. Davis, an exhibition pilot from Chicago, who died as a result of injuries sustained during an aerial performance in...

Date: 1907-07-08 

Description: Colorized postcard of a group of women visiting soldiers in a camp. They are seated on folding chairs next to a tent. One soldier is seated with them, othe...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of front of Farmers & Merchants Bank. Other businesses in view including a law office and bakery. Three men stand in front of building.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Road in downtown Camp Douglas.

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Devil's Monument

Date: 1912-07-23 

Description: Colorized postcard of Devil's Monument with trees surrounding it. Text at top, "Devil's Monument, Camp Douglas, Wis."


Camp Douglas

Date: 1912 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Camp Douglas with several tents set up at center. Surrounding bluffs are in the distance.

Map or Atlas

City of Mauston

Date: 1958 

Description: This blue line print map shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, additions, and some landownership. The Lawrence River is labeled.

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: View across river of the Model Roller Mills, with the date 1884, with a railroad trestle is on the left. The mill wheel is turning.

Date: 1914-08 

Description: Full-length studio portrait of an 85-year-old Ho-Chunk man, White Rabbit Longtail, posed standing and smiling while pretending to scalp his friend, C.A. Le...


Old River Crossing

Date: 1982 

Description: Bridge over the Lemonweir River in the Town of Orange, Juneau County.


New Lisbon Street


Description: View of a woman walking on the sidewall along Bridge Street in New Lisbon. The woman is about to enter a shop with an old storefront. Behind her is a sig...


Lemonweir River

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A man rows his boat along the Lemonweir River.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A laughing and smiling crowd of people surrounds a sack race at the Harvest Festival. Across the street is a storefront with a sign for DeLaval Cream Separ...


Long Bluff

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard elevated view over field of Long Bluff. Trees and a watchtower are on top of the bluff. In the lower left corner is a long building w...


Volley Firing


Description: Row of soldiers on one knee firing rifles.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Chicago North Western Railroad Roundhouse in Elroy. There are several train cars sitting on multiple sets of railroad tracks on the left. There...

Date: 1930 

Description: A group of men and women pose on the lawn outside their cottages at the Little Mountain Resort.

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