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St. Croix Falls (Wis.) Polk County (Wis.)
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Sanborn fire insurance maps

  • US ARC ARC 2023.009
  • collection
  • 1902-1930

Digital jpg's taken from scans made by the Library of Congress Sanborn Fire Insurance Map collection online for counties in Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties. Cities included at time of cataloging include Amery (Polk County), Baldwin (St. Croix County), Ellsworth (Pierce County), Frederic (Polk County), Glenwood City (Burnett County), Grantsburg (Burnett County), Hammond (St. Croix County), Hudson (St. Croix County), New Richmond (St. Croix County), Osceola (Polk County), River Falls, (Pierce and St. Croix Counties), Spring Valley (Pierce County), St. Croix Falls (Polk County).
Visit Library of Congress online webpage for tiff files.

Sanborn Map & Publishing Company Limited

Interior of the power house at St. Croix Falls

Real-photo postcard with image of the turbines and machinery inside the power house at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Text printed on recto: Pub. by A. Isaacson, Druggist. Date based on U.S. Census. Only in the 1910 and 1920 census is William Raihle listed as a Cigar Manufacturer. In 1900 he is still in school; in 1930 is he working in a quarry. Mailed Jul 21 [year missing] from [S]aint Croix Fa[lls Wisconsin]; green 1¢ Franklin stamp. Message: Addressed to Mr. Wm. Raihle, Mankato, Minn. C.O. Kample & Raihle Cigar Fctry. "Hello old Pal, how is everything. We got here safe this noon. A. Kroeger, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin"

Polk County Training School for Teachers, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Postcard image of the Polk County Training School for Teachers, located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. The two-story building, made of formed concrete blocks, has a belltower. Text printed on recto: Alfred Isaacson, Pub. Date from postmark: Oct 29, 1909; mailed from [Ce]ntur[ia], Wisconsin; green 1¢ Franklin stamp. Message: Addressed to Miss Emma Jensen, Albert Lea, Minn. R.F.D. No. 3 Box 15. "Oct. 29 .09. Hello Emma, would like to here [sic] from you, have you forgot all about us? how are you all down there. we are alright up here. we have sold 100 bu. of Potatos at 30 cents per b. how did Mamma like her trip up here, did she have a good time at St. Paul. so Papa sold part of his farme [sic]. how is Mary getting along. Annie Peterson."

Polk County, Wisconsin. Treasurer. Tax rolls, 1859-1995.

  • US ARC Polk Series 4
  • collection
  • 1859-1995

Real and personal property rolls showing assessed valuation of property, taxes levied against property, and taxes paid. Holdings are not complete. Beginning in 1945, records are retained only for every fifth year.
The pre-1945 tax rolls are available only on microfilm.

Polk County (Wis.). Treasurer

The Old Man of the Dalles

Color postcard with image of the rock formation known as the 'Old Man of the Dalles' in the Dalles area of the St. Croix River. The scene includes the bridge between Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls, and autumnal colors on the deciduous trees. Printed on verso: "This massic rock formation, an unblemished remnant of the Glacial Age, rises majestically high above the river in the famous Dalles of the St. Croix in the Interstate Park at Taylors Falls, Minnesota and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 50 miles from the Twin Cities. The best vantage point is from down stream on the Wisconsin side or from one of the sighseeing launces that ply the river." Printed on verso: Mirro-Krome Card by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco 1, Calif. Date from postmark: Aug 2, 1958; mailed from Taylors Falls, Minn.; purple 3¢ Lady Liberty stamp (Scott 1035). Message: Addressed to Dr. J. C[_]ss, M.D., 1625 Ditmas Ave., B[rook]lyn -18- N.Y. "Greetings from Minnesota. E. Hesse."