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Swimming in the Mississippi River

Date: 1890
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma is in the background on the far shoreline.
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Frazzle Ice

Date: November 20 1959
Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma.
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Mississippi River View

Date: 1902
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
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Young Girls Playing with Dolls

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Description: Six young girls playing with dolls on a porch.
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Children Playing

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Description: Five children play in the yard while a young woman watches from the doorway. A boy hangs from a cross bar; a boy rides a rocking horse; two girls sit on a...
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Gesell Family Burlesque

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Description: The Gesell family in costume with broom, sword, and other props for a humorous picture. Family members identified as follows: Gerhard Jr. (drinking from pi...
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Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst

Date: January 1918
Description: Reverend Chrysostom Verwyst in an outdoor candid pose, wearing his robe.
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Bartenders

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Description: Bartender couple pose behind bar at Rose's Bright Spot on Highway 35, south of Fountain City.
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Gymnastics Team

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Description: A male gymnastics team posing in front of a building.
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Liberty Street in Fountain City

Date: 1895
Description: View looking east on Liberty Street from Shore Drive. In the foregound is the F. Bohri & Son Clothing store, and behind it is a store selling "Drugs, Medic...
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Women with Schuetzen Rifles

Date: 1889
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Emma Protz, an unidentified woman, and Clara Tester posing with "schuetzen-rifles." The Alma Schuetzenver...
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Winding Farm Road

Date: May 12 1963
Description: Winding farm road and distant farm with tree-covered hill in the background.
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Alma, county seat of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, 1880

Date: 1880
Description: Alma was platted and settled in 1855, on a narrow strip of land between high bluffs and the Mississippi River. Its location made it a popular shipping cent...
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Bird's-Eye View of the Village of Alma, Buffalo Co., WI

Date: 1877
Description: Bird's-eye panorama of Alma, from "An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Buffalo and Pepin Counties."
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Panoramic View of Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin

Date: 1880
Description: Bird's-eye map over the Mississippi River of Fountain City. Paddle steamers and steamboats are on the river, and bluffs are in the background.
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Bird's-Eye View of the Village of Mondovi

Date: 1877
Description: Bird's-eye map of Mondovi.
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Fountain City

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Description: Elevated view of Fountain City, with bluffs in the background.
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Overlooking Fountain City

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view looking south over Fountain City and river.
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Beef Slough

Date: 1880
Description: Man with a pole standing at the Beef Slough.
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Railroad Tracks Flooding

Date: April 21 1965
Description: View down flooded railroad tracks of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad by the Mississippi River. There are houses on the left, and in the backgroun...

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