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Van Buren House

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Van Buren House.

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Tallman House

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: View of exterior of Tallman House.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Five foundry workers at Fairbanks, Morse & Company, taking a break just outside the door of the building. Workers names: Solomon Deberry, Curtis Barber, tw...

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Milton Academy

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: In 1844 Joseph Goodrich founded Milton Academy and built the first gravel and mortar building in the town. (Note that the Milton House is often called the...

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Description: Lloyd Latta and Marjorie Quinney pose for a picture in front of the Latta house.

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East Grand Avenue

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View down East Grand Avenue of the business district with a shoe business at the end of the street and the Hilton Hotel to the left.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: The State Institute for the Blind.

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Dean's Barn

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: The barn of W.A. Dean, built in 1844 and used as a stage barn in the stage coach days. The barn's foundation, silo, and milk room are newer.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: View of the Koshkonong Hotel (later the Lakehouse Inn), a stone and brick hotel with lots of windows, a parapet roof and a small structure on roof, on Mapl...

Date: 1926 

Description: View from across road of an automotive repair shop along a commercial street.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A marker for the first log cabin built in the Janesville area, surrounded by several women. The cabin was built in 1835 by William Holmes, Joshua Holmes, J...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the Wyler School for Boys.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard view across lawn towards the women's dorms at Beloit College.

Automobiles in Wisconsin History

Read about the evolution of the automotive industry and the drastic changes in manufacturing work, road infrastructure, the economy and American culture.

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State Highway 140

Date: 1980-05 

Description: A short black and white pole marks where a road converges with a state highway that stretches to the horizon. In the mid-distance before a hill is a railro...

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Electric Sign

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Description: An electric sign for "The Manor / 2 Blocks / Dining" towers over a long, one-story building.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Window display in Bort, Bailey & Co. store on the occasion of a Civil War Veterans' reunion. In the window is a display of images of President Lincoln, Gen...

Date: 1925 

Description: Charles E. Brown stands beside a chain and crank operated water pump. Brown was the curator of the museum of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and...

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Plowed Fields

Date: 1980-05 

Description: View over plowed field, with a telephone pole in the middle distance. Farm buildings are on the hill in the background.

Date: 1912 

Description: Street scene looking east from the corner of the Reeder's Hotel. Men stand near horses and wagons on the left near a sidewalk and storefronts. A small dog...

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