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Buck in Velvet

Date: 1935
Description: A flash photograph of a large whitetail buck standing in shallow water of the Brule River.
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Driveway in Cherryland

Date: 1935
Description: Cherry trees in full bloom line an unpaved narrow lane.
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The Phelps Oak

Date: 1952
Description: An unidentified man, probably H.M. Phelps, posing with his right hand resting on the massive trunk of a bur oak which grew on the Phelps farm three miles w...
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Wisconsin Tourism Sign

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Description: Group of resort and hotel owners gathered in front of a Wisconsin tourism sign that reads: "Relax In Wisconsin." There is a building in the background.
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Copper Falls Waterfall

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Description: Elevated view of Copper Falls on the Bad River. Four people, one man and three women, are posing on rocks at the top of the falls. Surrounding burned-over...
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Vilas Flying Boat

Date: 1915
Description: Jack Vilas (seated) in the Curtiss hydroplane he used to spot forest fires for the Wisconsin Conservation Department. (His companion is not identified.) Th...
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Butternut House

Date: 1953
Description: View of the Butternut House in the Kohler Foundation restoration project. The service building at the right is operated by the Conservation Department. Th...
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Civilian Conservation Corps Employees

Date: 1937
Description: A group portrait of the Motor Transportation and Utilities Department of the Sparta District CCC. Jacob Spreuer, junior dispatcher, is in the second row.
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Four Men at Point Beach State Forest

Date: June 1958
Description: These four men from Wisconsin's Forests and Parks Department will retire in July 1958. C.L. (Neal) Harrington is second from the right.

A new retirement...

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On the Wisconsin River

Date: 1935
Description: View across water towards an unidentified man sitting in the stern of a small boat, holding a fishing rod. A younger man, sitting forward, is rowing. There...
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Meadow with Tree Stumps

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Description: Grass meadow with rotting tree stumps, possibly after a fire.
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Sheep

Date: 1935
Description: A flock of sheep walking along the bank of a small winding river. There are trees in the background. A typewritten note on the reverse states: "A scene in...
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Wisconsin Billboard

Date: 1938
Description: A movable billboard aimed at passing motorists along State Highway 20 in Illinois. It reads "Relax in Wisconsin, Where Friends and Nature Meet." Although...
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Boy with Fawn

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Description: Young boy petting a fawn deer.
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Terry Andrae State Park Beach

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Description: Beach at Terry Andrae State Park. There is a wooden boardwalk in the foreground.
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Church in the Kettle Moraine State Forest

Date: 1940
Description: Church, several houses and field from a hill.
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Map of the Northern State Forest in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Date: 1933
Description: This 1933 Wisconsin Conservation Dept. map shows roads, railroads, trails, lakes and streams, and the Trout Lake Game Refuge in Northern State Forest (whic...
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Copper Falls Waterfall

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Description: View through trees of Copper Falls, on the Bad River.
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Largest White Pine

Date: 1952
Description: The largest white pine tree standing in America, with several people posing beneath it. Its estimated age is 350-years-old.
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CCC Camp at Devil's Lake State Park

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Description: Men lined up for mealtime at the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Camp at Devil's Lake State Park. The camp was reportedly opened in 1935 and closed in 19...

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