• Oak View School

    Dewey, C. E

    The name Oak View was suggested by Mrs. Willard Blackman (Miss Ruby Meredith) in 1926. The official designation was number 6 of Paris Township and the location was about one and a half miles south of…

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  • Pennoyer Sanitarium

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Edward Bain and his family at his summer residence

    Bain Wagon Company, Dahl, Andrew L

    “Mr. Bain’s Camp” in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Edward Bain can be seen on the far left, with presumably members of his family. Photography by Andrew L. Dahl, Landscape Photographer, De Forest, Dane Count…

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  • Liberty Corners School

    Dewey, C. E

    Liberty Corners before World War I was known as Benham's Corners, named after A. W. Benham, who settled there in the late 1830s. In 1942, this location was the intersection of Highway 83 and Kenosha C…

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  • Silver Lake - August - provision stand on right

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • I. J. Clapp farm house

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • Kenosha's Historical and Art Museum (old Post Office)

    Dewey, C. E

    The federal government was building a new post office on the site of the old post office in 1937. The old post office building was moved two blocks to the west and became the Kenosha Historical and Ar…

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  • Building

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    A frontal view of the scene in Louis Thiers Collection, no. 06, with stone columns, iron gates, a dirt road, two people, and an automobile in the back. A telephone pole and wires are visible near the…

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  • Dexter Corners school

    Dexter, Catherine Coffin

    This drawing was made by Miss Catherine Coffin Dexter, great-great-granddaughter of John Dexter, who obtained the land from the United States Government and gave the site for the school. Drawing was m…

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  • Maxwell house, Post Office

    Dewey, C. E

    The first Post Office established in Somers Township was in (Pike) the George Willis Tavern, which by 1934 was the Elmer Maxwell home. This office also served Southport until 1840. It was located on G…

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  • Pennoyer Sanitarium - February

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    Located in Somers Township, Kenosha County. The young girl in the foreground is Natalie Thiers, the daughter of Louis Milton Thiers and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thiers.

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  • "Starr" School House, Number Two, District Number Two, Pleasant Prairie

    Barnes, Mr

    This "Starr" School House is the second schoolhouse in District Number Two in Pleasant Prairie. This school was sometimes called the Stanley School.

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  • Charles Leet home

    Dewey, C. E

    The first town meeting of Pike (Somers) was held at the Leet house on May 1, 1843, on Green Bay Road near Petrifying Springs. As of 1934, the house was still standing and occupied by decendants of Cha…

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  • Lamb Farm - spring

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This scene shows the same view of the property in Louis Thiers Collection, no. 2139. There is scraggly grass, undergrowth, and trees at the front of the photograph, a dirt road behind the house, and a…

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  • The old windmill

    The old windmill was located at Truesdell, Wisconsin, on Highway 50. This windmill was built by Victor Lindquist, a native of Sweden, about 1871, and was used many years for grinding feed and flour. I…

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  • Home with well-pole and bucket at the kitchen door, Lamb family farm property

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    This is a simple house of rough sawn lumber with a shingle roof. A man is standing in front at the well with a bucket and pole. A stone slab is in front of the door. A dog is in the foreground, and th…

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  • Pennoyer Sanitarium

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

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  • "The Unknown" farm - October - Derbyshire

    Thiers, Louis Milton, 1858-1950

    A family farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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  • Home of Obed Pease Hale

    Dewey, C. E

    This picture of the Obed Pease Hale home was taken in the late summer of 1899. The home was located in Paris Township. O. P. Hale was the Town Clerk of Paris, represented his district in the legislatu…

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  • Birthplace of Mary Davison Bradford

    Dewey, C. E

    Mary Davison Bradford was born on a farm in Paris Township, known in those days as the Willis Place. She was born on January 15, 1856 and in 1910 became city superintendent of schools for Kenosha, a p…

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