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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

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Sparta Wis. Illustrated (1888)


From the cover: "Sparta Wis. Illustrated: The Health Resort of the Northwest, describing its romantic surroundings, its business advantages, its homes, its schools & churches, its hotels & resorts, and its celebrated magnetic mineral waters." Includes "Views in and around Sparta, Wis., giving a brief history of the city, and setting forth its advantages for manufacturing and as a place of residence, together with some account of its celebrated magnetic mineral water." By C.S. Ellsworth. Published in 1888. Soft cover booklet; 44 pages. Contents in good condition. Cover has small tears and old tape on the spine. [this a duplicate copy donated as a fundraiser]

$30.00

Biographical History of La Crosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, WI (1892)


Printed in 1892; collection of numerous biographical sketches and some portraits of men residing in La Crosse, Monroe, and Juneau counties. Also includes an index and brief biographies and portraits of the first 23 Presidents of the United States. Hardcover, 936 pages. Cover is slightly worn and there are some marks on the title page; otherwise is good condition. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser.]

$79.95

1912 “History of Monroe County, Wisconsin"


1912 “History of Monroe County, Wisconsin, Including an account of the Cities, Towns and Villages of the County” by Randolph A. Richards. This 1912 history of Monroe County, Wisconsin, provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the county from the early years of European exploration and settlement. Topics covered include Indians tribes, the Black Hawk War, early settlement, railroads, newspapers, Monroe County residents in the Civil War and the Spanish American War, agriculture and dairying, banks, manufacturing and business, the legal and medical professions, civic and social organizations, businesses and industries, schools, and churches. Histories of the cities, towns, and villages of Sparta, Tomah, Cashton, Kendall, Wilton, Norwalk, Adrian, Angelo, Byron, Clifton, Glendale, Grant, Greenfield, Jefferson, Lagrange, Lafayette, Leon, Lincoln, Little Falls, New Lyme, Oakdale, Portland, Ridgeville, Sheldon, Wells, Wellington, Wilton, and Scott are included, as are biographical sketches of county residents. Does include an index. Hard cover; 946 pages. Spine is worn and binding loose in spots. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser].

$79.00

Service Record of Men and Women of Sparta, Wisconsin and Community, World War I and II


Book entitled "Service Record of Men and Women of Sparta, Wisconsin and Community, World War I and II." Features biographies and service histories for WWI and WWII veterans. Includes many black and white photographs of veterans and notable buildings in the Sparta area. Also includes a separate listing of Gold Star Boys as well as a full listing of men and women that were in service. Pages in good condition. Cover has edge wear. Hardcover, 102 pages. [Note: this item is a duplicate sold as a fundraiser.]

$30.00

Sparta District Civilian Conservation Corps Annual 1937


1937 Yearbook for the Sparta District Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Sixth Corps Area. Includes photos and bios of the commanding officers, photos and history of the District Headquarters in Sparta, and histories of the disbanded CCC Companies in Wisconsin. Identified group photos of the various CCC Companies throughout Wisconsin area also included along with a member listing and history of each company. Soft cover; 192 pages. Back cover and last pages missing; front cover worn. [Note: this is a duplicate copy sold as a fundraiser].

$29.95

Historical Souvenir Book, Sparta Wis. Centennial, 1851-1951


Published for Sparta's Centennial, this historic publication features a short history of Sparta, Program of Events, many local advertisements, and a photo of Miss Darlene Hutson, the Spartennial Queen. 32 pages; soft cover. Program in very good condition; cover a little mottled. [this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser]

$10.00

History of Cataract and Sparta, Wisconsin


Book entitled "History of Cataract and Sparta, Wisconsin" by Lyle Koehler, produced by UNIGRAPHIC, INC. in 1977. The first half is a history of Cataract thru the 20th Century. The later half is entitled "Sparta, Wisconsin: The History of One Rural Community in the Nineteenth Century." Includes black and white photos, maps, footnotes, and indexes to both sections. Soft cover; binding and pages in good condition; 200 pages. [Note: this is a duplicate copy sold as a fundraiser.]

$10.50

Tomah's 25 Years of Progress, 1927-1952


Supplement to the Tomah Journal and Monitor-Herald, Tomah, Wisconsin, May 18, 1953. Contains photographs, historical information, and newspaper extracts pertaining to Tomah businesses and residents from 1927-1952. Published in observance of L. W. Kenny's 25th anniversary as editor of the Tomah Journal and Monitor-Herald newspaper. Soft cover; cover worn and stained but pages in good condition. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser]

$19.95

The Story of Tomah Centennial Book, 1855-1955


Published for Tomah's Centennial in 1955, this historic publication features a thorough history of Tomah written by Alice McCaul Hayward as well as brief histories of neighboring Oakdale, Valley Junction, Wyeville, Norway Ridge and Mather, Shennington, Warrens, and Tunnel City communities. Many local advertisements and photographs are also included. 92 pages; soft cover. Cover slightly worn but otherwise in very good condition. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser]

$20.00

A Pictorial History of the Greater Tomah Area of Wisconsin...A Family Album of Memories


Book entitled "A Pictorial History of the Greater Tomah Area of Wisconsin...A Family Album of Memories" published by John Kenny and the Tomah Journal and Tomah Monitor-Herald, 1994. From the introduction: "The Tomah Journal and Tomah Monitor-Herald are proud to present this book as a family album of memories from the Greater Tomah Area. The photo collection, contributed by area residents, represents bygone-day happenings not only in Tomah, but in Warrens, Camp Douglas, Oakdale, Wilton, Kendall, Wyeville, Mather, Valley Junction and Tunnel City as well." Photos are black and white and include captions. Hardcover; 128 pages; binding and pages in excellent condition. [Note: this is a duplicate copy sold as a fundraiser].

$29.95

Soil Survey of Monroe County, WI Book


The Soil Survey of Monroe County, WI, book is a 206 page report of the soil types in Monroe Co. and includes 138 soil maps. Published in 1980 by the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Excellent condition. [this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser]

$15.00

Homemakers 1933 Cookbook


Monroe Co. Homemakers 1933 Cookbook contains hundreds of delicious recipes contributed by members of the Monroe County Homemaker clubs. Also contains business advertisements. Printed by The Keystone Printing Company, Kendall, WI. Bindng in good condition. Soft cover; 160 pages. [Note: this item is a duplicate sold as a fundraiser.]

$10.00

Homemakers 1933/1980 Cookbooks


Monroe Co. Homemakers 1933/1980 Cookbook contains hundreds of delicious recipes contributed by members of the Monroe County Homemaker clubs. The first part of the cookbook is the reprinted 1933 recipe book. Part two is the 1980 recipe section. Also contains Homemaker club info. Soft cover; 361 pages.

$10.00

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church


125th Anniversary book (1856-1981) of St. Mary's Congregation, St. Mary's Ridge, Wisconsin. Contains photos and information about the congregation, brief histories of families in the congregation, church directory, and many advertisements from area businesses. Soft cover; spiral bound. Plastic cover torn in spots, but otherwise in good condition. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser]

$9.95

Stories of Pioneer Days in the Black River Valley


Book entitled "Stories of Pioneer Days in the Black River Valley" by A. D. Polleys, originally published in 1948 in Melrose, WI by Mrs. A. D. Polleys and reprinted in December 1983 by the Melrose Chronicle. Includes a history and recollections of pioneer life and lumbering in Southern Jackson County with a particular focus on the Melrose area. Several black and white photos are also included. 89 pages; soft cover. Cover slightly worn but otherwise in very good condition. [Note: this is an extra copy sold as a fundraiser.]

$9.95

La Crosse Illustrated, Reproduction


1979 reproduction of two publications: La Crosse Illustrated, a historical, picturesque, and descriptive publication by the Art Publishing Company in 1887 and the Philippi Art Souvenir of La Crosse, Wisconsin from 1907. Includes numerous black and white photographs and historical information about La Crosse. Hardcover; cover only slightly worn. [Note: this is an extra copy donated as a fundraiser.]

$29.95

1876 Atlas of the State of Illinois, Reprint


1972 Reprint of 1876 Atlas of the State of Illinois. Originally published by the Union Atlas Co., Chicago. Includes large plat maps for 102 Illinois counties as well as city maps of Chicago and Springfield and other select cities and towns. Some landowner names are included. The Atlas also contains a Railroad Map of Illinois. There is slight water damage on the bottom of the pages, but the maps are in good condition. Spiral bound, pages are 11"x17".

$30.00