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Date: 2008 

Description: This Art Moderne service station located at 202 North Cascade Street was built in 1947. With its dramatically curved facade, it undoubtedly grabbed the att...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Map shows St. Croix, Wisconsin and a small portion of Taylor's Falls, Minnesota. Map reads: "The Lands shaded show the Mill & Riparian Reservation & unplat...

Photograph

Summer Cottage

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Exterior view of U.S. Marshall Canon's summer cottage. The two-story cottage has an outdoor porch and is surrounded by trees.

Date: 1980 ca.

Description: This road map of Polk County, Wisconsin, has been annotated to show the location of historic sites in the county and is accompanied by a 1980 directory of...

Photograph

Gathering Crowd

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowd of men, women and children, gathered for some unidentified occasion, standing in the street. There is also a group of people gathere...

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Postcard

Main Street

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Main Street in West Luck.

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Description: Gaylord Nelson and Sherman Benson as boys in front of the Nelson home during the winter with a dog and sled.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Exterior stereographic view of the Polk County Press Office.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The band poses for a group portrait, most likely in front of a school building; the boys are dressed in uniform and are holding their instruments. Gaylord...

Photograph

School House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Balsam Lake school house.

Map or Atlas

Osceola Map Section 2

Date: 1926-05 

Description: Section 2 of a Sanborn map of Osceola.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of Osceola from the bluff.

Photograph

St. Croix House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the St. Croix House with people lined up outside.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Polk County Court House.

Date: 1926 

Description: Main Street, with two competing curb-side gas stations across the street from each other. Cars are parked along both sides of the muddy street. Such curb-...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of side of reamery with two men standing at an open door on the left.

Map or Atlas

Osceola Map Section 1

Date: 1926-05 

Description: Section 1 of a Sanborn map of Osceola.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of Osceola from the bluff.

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