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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Resting Soldiers

Date:  ca.

Description: Soldiers resting on the grass at Camp Douglas. In the background are tents pitched among trees.

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Devil's Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of Devil's Monument. Trees appear on both sides. Text handwritten at foot, "Devil's Monument, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The railroad depot in Lone Rock.

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Scene at Unity Park

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a row of tents at Unity Park. One offering Psychic Services for $1.

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Dam in Elroy

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Dam near Elroy.

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Military Officers

Date:  ca.

Description: Two military officers, Major Mahoney and H. Schildhauer stand, in a field with small saplings.

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National Guard Band

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Members of the Wisconsin National Guard band pose with their instruments at Camp Douglas.

Postcard

Ragged Rock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard of Ragged Rock in Mill Bluff State Park. It is an 80 foot tall former bluff whose protective cap was worn away and is eroding in a conic...

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Petenwell Dam

Date: 1949-04-16 

Description: Aerial view of Petenwell Dam and dike on Wisconsin River twenty miles north of Necedah, Wisconsin showing the early formation of Lake Petenwell.

Date:  

Description: Soldiers at Camp Douglas driving horses and covered wagons.

Date: 1918-11-11 

Description: Armistice Day celebration (mock funeral of Kaiser Wilhelm II). Soldier identified in photo is William Carlson who was disabled by the chemical agent mustar...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white postcard of Cleopatra's Needle with trees all around the base. Text at top, "Cleopatra's Needle, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Interior of Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, looking down the aisle of pews towards three altars. The left altar depicts Mary, the right altar depict...

Date: 1913 

Description: A view of the sanitarium with men in rocking chairs on the lawn. A garden hose in the foreground.

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Green Point

Date: 1907-09-23 

Description: Photographic postcard of Green Point with trees surrounding the base. Handwritten in the lower right corner, "Green Point, Camp Douglas, Wis."

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Old Mill

Date: 1930 

Description: The rear of the Lemonweir River flour mill and its water reservoir.

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Signal Rock

Date: 1908-09-08 

Description: Photographic postcard of Signal Rock. Trees are in the foreground and on the the hill. Text below reads, "Signal Rock, Camp Douglas, Wis."

Date:  ca.

Description: A line of pitched tents at a Fort Douglas encampment. The encampment is occupied by Company A, 3rd Regiment.

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Rock Formation

Date:  ca.

Description: A large rock formation in the countryside.

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