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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1882 ca.

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows numbered plots, the public square, streets, Lake St. Croix and the Mississippi River.

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A. Rollins

Date:  

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of A. Rollins from River Falls, Wisconsin in Civil War era uniform. His company and regiment are unknown.

Date: 1899 

Description: Exterior view of a congregational church.

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River Falls College

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The State College in River Falls.

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Maiden's Rock at Lake Pepin. A steamboat is on the Mississippi River.

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Point Douglas

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a steamer at Point Douglas going upstream on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1922 after

Description: This map of Pierce County, Wisconsin, from the first half of the 20th century, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, villages, roads, railroa...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of multiple buildings and piers taken from the Burlington Railroad bridge.

Date: 1885 ca.

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

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of town.

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Main Street

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Main Street.

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Prescott House

Date: 1932 

Description: Exterior view of the Prescott House, an inn built in 1856 that served the nearby farmers until about 1870.

Date: 1930 

Description: An aerial view of River Falls.

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