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Photographs of Public Libraries in Wisconsin

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Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Downtown street in Cameron, with buildings including Holmen Bros. Clothing store, Gent's Furnishings, and A. Haverstad's Tailorshop.

Date: 1938-10-12 

Description: Men work with a Universal crusher, used to crush 400 yards of gravel in 8 hours. The crusher was powered by an International PA-100 power unit owned by E.F...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of several buildings in Prairie Farm.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home store, Prairie Farm, Barron County, Wisconsin.

Date: 1872 after

Description: A group of men use a team of four horses to transport logs across snow-covered ground on a sled. Trees stand in the background.

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Main Street

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Main Street.

Date: 1934 before

Description: A fisherman reclines in his boat at sunset as many fish swim in the lake. He drinks beer out of a tap attached to a barrel floating in the water. His boat...

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Long Lake

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the dam and cottages at Long Lake. The structures are made of wood, with outbuildings visible in the foreground. Tree-covered hills stand in th...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the city of Rice Lake with a lumber yard in the foreground, a railroad and Rice Lake at left.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: G.E. Scott residence from rear.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home store, Prairie Farm. Includes additional buildings.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Home Store, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin. Shows right side facing building.

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Carnegie Library

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: View of Carnegie Library on the corner of South Main Street and West Messenger, Rice Lake.

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The Red Cedar River

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the town of Rice Lake viewed from a railroad bridge across Red Cedar River.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A vine-covered arched trellis with a yoke hanging from it is over the path leading into the camp. A camp building is in the background.

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Train Depot

Date: 1924 

Description: The Cameron train depot near the Cameron Hotel and the Forsyth Construction Company. Two men stand by the platform.

Postcard

Narrows Bridge

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Narrows Bridge with a group of people beside it in a boat.

Date:  

Description: Musician and instrument maker Otto Rindlisbacher with button accordion.

Date: 1890 after

Description: Dining room at August Mason's lumber camp.

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