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Date: 1910 ca.

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

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Stereograph portrait of Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) examining the sixth fragment of a 33 lb. meteorite found in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin...

Postcard

River Falls

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street River Falls as seen from a rooftop.

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Description: Living room scene in the Jacobson home, with a blurred image of a man running in front of the camera. A woman sits at a piano while three men are posed at...

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

Main Street

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Main Street.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Pierce County Court House.

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Description: Interior view of the State Normal School Library in River Falls. Below the image it reads: "Beautiful New Library, State Normal School, River Falls, Wiscon...

Photograph

School Building

Date: 1900 

Description: Exterior view of a school building with a group of children and adults gathered in front.

Photograph

Callahan Home

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the childhood home of John M. Callahan, State Superintendent of Schools.

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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: 1880 

Description: Bird's-eye map of River Falls.

Date: 1893 

Description: Valley view of town buildings and hillside.

Date: 1886 

Description: View of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad drawbridge and trestle.

Date: 1928-10 

Description: Mrs. Nash-teacher. 1st Grade: Stella Larson, Donald Knutson, Joyce Allrich, Bernell Wetterlin, Bernard Martindale, Ruth Hanson and Edith Hanson. 2nd Grade:...

Date: 1874 

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

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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