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Butte Des Morts Treaty Ground

Date: 1835
Description: Little Lake Butte Des Morts just north of Lake Winnebago where Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan, and Thomas McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (...
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Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation

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Description: Medicine man John King, his wife, grandchild, and family on the Lake Courte Oreilles Chippewa reservation near Couderay.
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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

Date: September 17 1908
Description: Soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, watching Orville Wright demonstrate the Wright Brothers' airplane for the U.S. Army. Milwaukee's Billy Mitchell is said to...
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Pesticide Spraying

Date: 1925
Description: Loading an airplane with calcium arsenate in order to spray for the hemlock looper pest in Peninsula State Park. This is believed to be the first such use...
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Shriner Circus Sideshow

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Description: Dell Hammel offering tickets for a Shriner Circus sideshow of Dancing Girls. There are good indications that this photograph has been manipulated and is a...
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Centennial Celebration for Madeline Island Mission

Date: 1935
Description: Father Gumbly and Sisters, with three Native Americans in ceremonial dress, standing outdoors in front of altar.
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Memorial Chapel

Date: 1930
Description: Front view of Memorial Chapel at Lawrence College.
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Wisconsin State Fish Hatchery

Date: 1928
Description: Administrative building of the State Fish Hatchery.
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Hawks Tavern

Date: 1920
Description: Interior view of window details in Hawk's Tavern.
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Mound Marker

Date: 1936
Description: View of the panther intaglio effigy mound marker, located on Highway 106 West. The text on the marker reads: "Indian Intaglio Effigy; Panther Type, Length...
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View of Gays Mills

Date: 1940
Description: View of Gays Mills from a bluff overlooking the town. A man is sitting on a fence in the left foreground.
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"Lawton's Folly"

Date: 1885
Description: "Lawton's Folly," the home of Joseph Lawton, built in 1851, between De Pere and Ft. Howard. Joseph Lawton came from Pennsylvannia. This building no longer...
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Imperial Hotel Brochure Page

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Description: Illustration labelled "Banquet Entrance (Rear of the Hotel) from brochure about the Imperial Hotel (see ID#32422, 32451-2, and 32454)
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Imperial Hotel Brochure Page

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Description: Page from the brochure labelled "A Part of Banquet."
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Imperial Hotel Brochure Page

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Description: Page from the brochure entitled "Gold Fish Pond."
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Imperial Hotel Brochure Page

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Description: Illustration of a bedroom at the Imperial Hotel.
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Kenosha County Court House

Date: 1905
Description: Kenosha County's second Court House located at the southeast corner of Market and Sheridan Road. It was built in 1885 and razed in 1925.
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Grand Army Home

Date: 1936
Description: Exterior view of Bryant Hall at the Grand Army Home for Veterans.
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Waelderhaus

Date: 1958
Description: The Waelderhaus, a memorial planned for John Michael Kohler the founder of the Kohler Company, by his daughter, Marie Christine Kohler. Waelderhaus is a re...
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Governor Nelson Dewey House

Date: 1925
Description: Governor Nelson Dewey's house.

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