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Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

Date: 1961-08-04 

Description: Doris and Edward Saalsaa, left, and Helen and Oscar Saalsaa, right, look over plans for their new house while posed in front of the fireplace in their base...

Date: 2008 

Description: Built in 1931 by the Iowa Oil Company, Darlington's Service Station at 404 Main Street was said to give the "impression of a temple or a college chapel, an...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." In the foreground is...

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Pecatonica River

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Pecatonica River, which is curving from left to right, making two hairpin turns among fields and trees. Hills are in the distance.

Madison's Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history of Madison's Soap Box Derby, a popular racing sport amongst young boys nation-wide in the early to mid-1900s.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the main street of town.

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Highway 139 Paving

Date: 1933-09-22 

Description: Paving operation on the section of State Highway 139 in Lafayette County locally known as the Platteville-Belmont Road.

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Residence

Date: 1950 

Description: View across street of a residence.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Family seated around table in yard with two-story stone house having porch on at least two sides. L.E. Johnson was the neighbor of B.F. Halin. The farm wa...

Date: 1929 

Description: View down the railroad tracks across the bridge. On the far side are barns and industrial buildings among trees.

Date: 1961-08-04 

Description: David Saalsaa, age 9, studies while his Uncle Oscar, left, and father, Edward relax and read in their shared living room. The room has a Mid Century curvi...

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Men in Hay Field

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Two men sit in a hay...

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Masonic Lodge

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: Masonic Lodge, erected in 1845. The first in Wisconsin, removed to Masonic cemetery outside New Diggings and refurbished as shown in 1950. Marker in front...

Date: 1961-08-04 

Description: Brothers Edward and Oscar Saalsaa wed sisters Helen and Doris Andrews in 1942. They all lived together and farmed together. Image shows Doris and Oscar S...

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Creamery

Date: 1911 

Description: A view of the creamery and a residence on its second floor. A woman and two children at the foot of the stairs. A one lane road winding up the hill.

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Street Scene

Date: 1924 

Description: View down an unpaved road. On the right side of the street, two men pose at a gasoline filling station.

Date: 1957 ca.

Description: Building used as a lodging house for the First Territorial Legislature held in Belmont in 1836.

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Brenum Farmstead

Date: 1876-09-19 

Description: Brenum farmstead with cattle horses and agricultural equipment in view.

Date: 2009 ca.

Description: Close-up of Copeland Opera House sign and cornice.

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