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Rest Stop

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A passenger bus makes a stop at the service station of Gustav H. Schwalen.

Postcard

River Falls

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street River Falls.

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A view of the "Mound".

Photograph

Harrisburg Church

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Harrisburg Church. There are long hills in the background.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of a Methodist Episcopal church with children and adults lined up outside.

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Description: Billhead of J.H. Smith, a dealer in stoves, hardware, tinware, paints and oils, from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, with an array of hardware, including tools, silv...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A central view of Main Street.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Main Street with the St. Leon Hotel visible on the right.

Date: 2008 

Description: Knute Bjornson originally built this house in the 1860's and in 1933, his grandson Cooney Bjornson reassembled the humble log building to house a gas stati...

Date: 1952-10-01 

Description: Combination Class B Retail liquor license granted to Emma Johnson of River Falls.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fred Brendemuehl and Emil Lubich in front of Brendemuehl's feed mill.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Seven people gather around the fireplace at the home of Professor Jacobson, toasting marshamallows (probably).

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Colorized view of the Maiden's Rock, as viewed from Lake City, Minnesota. This was the legendary lover's leap of Wenonah, the first-born daughter of Dakota...

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of a warehouse on the levee, built in 1856.

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Description: Letterhead of Chas. Fresse of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, a dealer in harnesses, saddles, and other equestrian equipment, printed in dark blue ink, with an image...

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1900 after

Description: A view of the row of shops along Main Street, with J.W. Allard's store in the foreground. A group of men are visible down the street.

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Description: Letterhead of the Hager City Telephone Company of Hager City, Wisconsin, with a line of telephone poles and wires connecting a man in a business suit sitti...

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of a congregational church.

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Description: Billhead of Burnett & Pratt, "dealers in fresh, salt and smoked meats, fish and game in season," of River Falls, Wisconsin, with a group of livestock, incl...

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