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African American Road Crew

Date: August 1912
Description: Two African American men unloading the cement chute during paving of Janesville Plank Road.
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Patrolman Sealing a Crack

Date: October 13 1948
Description: A patrolman, as local highway crewmen were known, filling a crack on State Highway 12 in Sauk County.
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Road Planer

Date: 1926
Description: Road crew pulling a wooden, apparently homemade, road grader. It is a variation on the "Wisconsin Road Planer," a design perfected by the Highway Commissi...
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Road Crew

Date: October 20 1948
Description: Construction workers along State Highway 59 putting crack filler into a tar kettle for heating.
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Road Crew

Date: January 1919
Description: View of the road crew at work on State Highway 11 (now 14) in Richland County.
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Bad Road Conditions of the 1940s

Date: April 15 1941
Description: Impassible muddy conditions along State Highway 13 between Butternut and Glidden, with a truck of the Flambeau Freight Lines stuck up to its axles.
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Road Construction Crew

Date: 1920
Description: Dump trucks and steam shovel of the S.P. Croft Company, a road contractor from Milwaukee, at work at an unidentified Wisconsin site.
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Rocky Shoulder on Highway 51

Date: 1925
Description: View of a road crew along State Highway 15 at work constructing a trench for a penetration type shoulder near Kaukauna.
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Kaukauna Section Patrol

Date: 1925
Description: A Kewaunee County road crew poses in front of gravel crushing machinery.
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Road Paving Crew

Date: 1918
Description: Road construction crew at work on the Chicago-St. Francis Road in Milwaukee County. This road was constructed with bulk cement using an integral curb.
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Road Construction with Horses

Date: 1918
Description: Patrolman leveling the surface of State Highway 33 in the town of Excelsior in Sauk County using a team of horses and a wooden grader. Patrolmen were inst...
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Road Patrol Maintenance

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Description: The function known as patrol maintenance is seen performed in St. Croix County along State Highway 12 by a four-horse team pulling a road grader.
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Road Paving Crew

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Description: Improved road paving equipment shown in an unidentified photograph.
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Aerial View of Road Paving

Date: 1935
Description: Aerial view of the paving operation of Joseph D. Bonners, Inc., on St. Martins Road at Hales Corners.
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Testing New Equipment

Date: 1922
Description: This photograph from the Wisconsin Highway Commission records is unidentified, but a few internal details helps to understand the content. The Wisconsin li...
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Cutting a Subgrade

Date: 1930
Description: Cutting a Subgrade is the original caption of this photograph which shows a dump truck manufactured by the Four Wheel Drive Company of Clintonville pulling...
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Milwaukee Road Pour

Date: 1920
Description: Workers and inspectors of a mechanized concrete pour somewhere in Milwaukee County. By 1920 Milwaukee was famous for its 18-foot wide concrete roads, the c...
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Kewaunee County Road Crew

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Description: Kewaunee County road crew.
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Resurfacing Blue Mound Road

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Description: Resurfacing of Blue Mound Road (then State Highway 19), in Waukesha County. The dump truck is spreading an absorbent product. An old, faded state highway m...

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