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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church. Built by Rev. Samuel Mazzuchelli in 1844.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of the Lafayette County courthouse, built in 1861.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized postcard view of the First State Capitol, which is a wood frame building, painted white, with a flag and a plaque in front.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: View of the Lafayette County courthouse with the jail in the background.

Date: 1922 

Description: Dedication of the Pecatonica Battleground marker, erected by the Rhoda Hinsdal Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution of Shullsburg and by the town of...

Photograph

Depot and Yards

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View down railroad tracks of a locomotive pulling into a railroad depot and yards. The depot is a two-story building. Two wagons are parked near the depot...

Poster

Ben Bergor Ad

Date: 1934 

Description: Advertising poster for a performance by Madison magician Ben Bergor.

Photograph

Yellowstone Lake

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: An aerial view of Yellowstone Lake and surrounding countryside.

Date: 1925 

Description: Pecatonica battlefield marker, Black Hawk Park (Lafayette County). The marker reads: "At this place on June 16,1832 between Wisconsin pioneers under Colone...

Photograph

The School at Work

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Teacher Marjorie Carey stands behind her pupils sitting at their desks at the Mud Branch School, District No. 2, as they pose for their photograph. There i...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Pecatonica Battleground.

Photograph

County Trunk F

Date: 1925 

Description: View down steep road with guard rail. A car is parked on the side of the road on the right. Over the railing, there is a river and a town with a church bui...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard view of a central business district. On the left is a bank, and a "Place to Eat." Horses and buggies are further down the block.

Photograph

Copeland Mine

Date: 1925 

Description: Exterior view of the Copeland Mine. Entry building, with tram tracks suspended high on scaffolding and piles of rocks below.

Photograph

Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street.

Date: 1911 

Description: Map shows routes, post offices, houses, churches, schools, and roads of La Fayette County rural delivery service. The map margins read: "G. January 11, 191...

Date: 1955 

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836. South side and east end.

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Date:  date unknown

Description: View down middle of an unpaved road. There are shops and homes on the street down the hill, and pedestrians on the sidewalk. On the left, there is a pile o...

Photograph

Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down Main Street. On the left a bank is on the corner with a Masonic symbol in the upstairs window. A general store is down the block on the left. Hor...

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