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Main Street on the Square

Date: 1900
Description: A view of Main Street on the Capitol Square, looking west.
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King Street

Date: 1910
Description: Colorized view of King Street, looking east, with a streetcar. Lake Monona is in the background.
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Downtown Milwaukee

Date: 1912
Description: Street cars and busy pedestrian traffic mingle in this view of the 200 West Water Street block in downtown Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee Coal Wagon

Date: 1904
Description: Elevated view of wagons hauling coal from the Milwaukee Western Fuel Company holding up street car traffic on a busy Milwaukee street.
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Steam Fire Engine with Three Horses

Date: 1900
Description: A steam fire engine of Milwaukee's Fire Company #2 drawn by three white horses racing to a fire. Prior motor driven fire equipment was a greater danger tha...
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First Streetcars in Wisconsin

Date: 1886
Description: First electric street railway service in Wisconsin.
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Electric Streetcar

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Description: An electric streetcar in Milwaukee with a large Gimbels sign in the background.
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Downtown Milwaukee

Date: 1930
Description: Elevated view down Wisconsin Avenue looking west, with the RKO Riverside Theatre on the right, and a large Christmas sign on the corner of a building on th...
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Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company

Date: 1888
Description: Exterior of Schlitz Brewing Company with two men and a boy in suits and hats in the foreground.
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West Water Street Traffic

Date: 1885
Description: Elevated view of West Water Street from Grand Avenue of horse-drawn vehicles, pedestrians, buildings, storefronts and power lines.
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Pinckney Street with a Streetcar

Date: 1910
Description: Pinckney Street view with the edge of the Capitol grounds on the right. A streetcar is in the center of the street. Storefronts with their awnings over the...
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Wisconsin Dells Streetcar

Date: 1910
Description: A streetcar apparently zips along down the center of Broadway, the town's main thoroughfare. The structure with the awning (to the right of the old bank bu...
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Main Street Streetcar

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view of a streetcar going down North Main Street. Raiche Drugstore sits on the right corner.
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Trolley Car Pulling Flat Car Carrying McCormick Binder and Mower

Date: 1899
Description: Group of people posing on a trolley car, which is pulling a flat car loaded with a McCormick grain binder and mower as part of an event culminating the "Cr...
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Corner of Main and Fourth Streets in La Crosse

Date: 1905
Description: A view of Main street, looking east from Fourth Street. It is interesting to note that "The Largest Whiskey House" saloon is located next door to a drug st...
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Storefronts on Main Street

Date: 1940
Description: View of a variety of storefronts in bustling downtown. On the left side of the street is Berman's, Cremer's Jewelers, Liggett's Drugs, and Kinney's Shoes....
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Pinckney Street at Night

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view at night of streetcars moving along the Capitol Square on Pinckney Street. Walzinger's Drugstore is one of the prominent storefronts on the l...
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Streetcar — Automobile Accident

Date: May 15 1931
Description: A streetcar was knocked off the tracks in an accident with an automobile at the corner of Mills and Drake Streets.
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Safety Zone on W. Mifflin Street

Date: January 06 1931
Description: A man stands at a safety zone in the middle of West Mifflin Street between lanes of traffic at the corner of State Street and N. Carroll Street, waiting to...
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Corner of State Street and Capitol Square

Date: September 27 1930
Description: The corner of State Street and Capitol Square from the roof of the Leath Furniture Store, with a view of the 100 block of State Street, the Wisconsin State...

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