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College Avenue

Date: 1860
Description: College Avenue looking west from the corner of Morrison Street. The building on the left is the Adkins Building, at the right is the Johnston House. This w...

Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: View across water of a Milwaukee, Lake Shore, and Western Railroad locomotive (No #33) pulling a pay car across a trestle over the Fox River. Several large...

Farmers at Farm Auction

Date: 1954
Description: Group of farmers observe and participate in a farm auction.

Appleton Grinding Mill Advertising Poster

Date: 1892
Description: Advertising poster for "The Modern Hero 2 and 4 Horse Power and Grinding Mill." Produced by the Appleton Manufacturing Company of Appleton, Wisconsin; Minn...

First Streetcars in Wisconsin

Date: 1886
Description: First electric street railway service in Wisconsin.
Map or Atlas

Appleton Outagamie County, Wisconsin

Date: 1867
Description: Birds-eye drawing of Appleton, Outagamie Co., depicting street names and street layout, houses, the Fox River, the court house, jail, school houses, Lawren...

Rodgers in Wright Airplane in Wisconsin

Date: 09 14 1911
Description: Calbraith Perry Rodgers in a Wright Model B at Appleton Baseball Park. Cal Rodgers, a member of the famous Perry family, learned to fly at the Wright Flyin...

Blizzards Are Fun

Date: 1955
Description: Winter scene with Mark Mueller, the photographer's son standing ankle deep in snow with a dog, and smiling as the snow continues to fall. The family was sl...
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of the City of Appleton

Date: 1881
Description: Bird's-eye view of Appleton.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Appleton

Date: 1874
Description: Bird's-eye view of Appleton.

Lawrence College

Date: 1942
Description: Trees interspersed with college buildings in lower half of image, with Fox River bisecting the middle, and a few buildings across the river with open field...

Atlas Mill

Date: 1922
Description: View across water towards the Atlas Mill. The paper making mill on the Fox River was built in 1878 and proved that paper could be made efficiently from gro...

First Central Station

Date: 1882
Description: Building housing the very first central electric light station for distribution of incandescent lighting. The sign on the building reads: "Vulcan St."

The First Incandescent Central Station

Date: 1882
Description: Cutaway view of the building that housed the first electrical station created to distribute incandescent light electricity.

Early Electrical Switchboard

Date: 1882
Description: A man shows off an incandescent lamp switchboard with bamboo filiament, lamp receptacle with wooden base, current and pressure indicators and controlling d...


Date: 1974
Description: "Hearthstone," a house built in 1880-1882 by paper mill owner Henry J. Rogers, was the first residence electrified from a centrally located hydroelectric p...

"Hearthstone" Chandelier

Description: Original brass chandelier with art glass shades hangs in "Hearthstone," the home built by paper mill owner, Henry J. Rogers. The residence was the first dw...

Steam Radiator at "Hearthstone"

Description: Original steam radiator, one of many installed throughout "Hearthstone," the home built by paper mill owner, Henry J. Rogers. The residence was the first d...

"Hearthstone" Lightswitch

Description: Original light switch on the wall at "Hearthstone," the home built by paper mill owner, Henry J. Rogers. The residence was the first dwelling electrified f...

"Hearthstone" Plaque

Description: Plaque describing "Hearthstone," the home built by paper mill owner, Henry J. Rogers. The residence was the first dwelling electrified from a centrally loc...

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