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Charles Green

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Description: Charles Green, the last survivor of the African American colony at Pleasant Ridge (near Lancaster, WI) looks out over the community graveyard.
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Pleasant Ridge Schoolhouse

Date: 1890
Description: Schoolhouse of District #5 in Pleasant Ridge built on land donated by Isaac Shepard. Both blacks and whites built, attended, and taught at the school. Peop...
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Portrait of John Greene

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Description: Portrait of John Greene, an original settler.
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Portrait of Thomas Greene

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Description: Portrait of Thomas Greene, seated outdoors in a chair, holding a cane. There is a fence and trees in the background.
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Charles Edward Shepard

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Description: Outdoor portrait of Charles Edward Shepard posing with an axe.
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Isaac Sheppard and his Daughters

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Description: Formal studio portrait of Isaac Sheppard, a former slave, posing with his daughters Ella, Eliza, and Emily.
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Mason Richmond

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Description: Portrait of Mason Richmond, son of Lillie Greene Richmond, in uniform. He served in World War I.
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Pleasant Ridge Community Members

Date: 1895
Description: Group portrait of members of the Greene, Shepard, Gadlin, Grimes, and Craig families who lived in the Pleasant Ridge community.

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