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Last Elm Tree on State Street

Date: 1974
Description: Last elm tree on State Street being cut down. The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Memorial Union are in the background.
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Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1950
Description: A group of cranberry harvesters at work.
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Men Harvesting Hemp with Farmall H Tractor

Date: 1943
Description: Elevated view of two men harvesting hemp using a McCormick Farmall H tractor and hemp binder No.2. In the background are houses among trees.
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Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Date: 1910
Description: Horse-drawn fire wagon going down a cobblestone street in Milwaukee. The fact that automobiles also appear in the picture suggest that the transition to mo...
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Wisconsin Dells Minirama

Date: August 26 1960
Description: Miniature model of the Wisconsin Dells. Goggled diver, Ollie Reese, swimming with Dells recreation boat. This completely landscaped exhibit was built to sc...
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Beauty Queen Harvesting Cranberries

Date: 1947
Description: A young woman dressed in a bathing suit and wading boots poses for a promotional photograph for the Wisconsin cranberry industry at Thunder Lake Marsh. Tw...
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Motorcycle Police on Harley-Davidsons

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Description: World War II Harley-Davidson Army Models mounted by ever-alert Military Police, wearing uniforms and armed with guns.
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Dow Chemical Demonstration

Date: 1967
Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison students clash with riot police during campus demonstration to protest Dow Chemical involvement in the Vietnam conflict. He...
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Crucible Steel Casting Company

Date: 1946
Description: Workers chipping imperfections from a rough casting.
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Fire Fighters Rescuing Victims

Date: 1910
Description: Slightly elevated view of fire fighters on the side of a building and standing on the ground lifting people out of a building.
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Fire Fighters on Ladders

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ladders climbing up to the windows of a burning building.
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Fire Fighters with Hose

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on the ground spraying water from a fire hose.
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Dow Chemical Demonstration

Date: 1967
Description: Overhead view of large crowd of demonstrators being beaten back by police at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the Dow Chemical demonstration on c...
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Canadian Prairie Indians on Snowshoes

Date: 1821
Description: Canadian Prairie Indians on Snowshoes.
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Fire Ruins

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Description: Aftermath of winter fire.
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Man on Tall Ladder

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Description: Fire fighting scene in which a man is at the top of a very tall ladder mounted on a hook and ladder fire truck. A group of men observe. A haze of smoke fil...
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Fire Truck on Country Road

Date: 1918
Description: Four men dressed in fire fighting gear driving a fire truck on State Highway 47 near Appleton. The Wisconsin Highway Commission which published this photo...
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Northwest Airways Special Delivery

Date: April 07 1933
Description: In an obvious publicity stunt, a Northwest Airways pilot delivers the first case of post-Prohibition Atlas Beer to Madison distributor Ira Chambers. The sh...
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Fire Fighters in International CO-8190 Fire Truck

Date: 1963
Description: Five fire fighters en route to a fire in an International CO-8190 fire truck.
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International VCO-202A Fire and Rescue Truck Battling Fire

Date: 1963
Description: Fire fighters use an International fire and rescue truck with an eighty-five foot mounted ladder to fight a fire, possibly as part of a training exercise....

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