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Burnett County (Wis.)
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Photographs of Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties

  • US ARC ARC 1999.001
  • collection
  • 1860 - 2005

Miscellaneous photographs and postcards, mainly duplicates and photocopies of originals, displaying places, people, businesses, buildings, and scenery in the four county region (Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties) of Wisconsin.

Visual material By University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Archives and Area Research Center (1860)

Burnett County, Wisconsin, Circuit Court civil case files, 1888-1971.

  • US ARC Burnett Series 32
  • collection
  • 1888-1971

Circuit court cases dealing with civil actions. Legal papers include complaints, summonses, affidavits, petitions, court orders and decrees. Cases #1-1479, 1888-1930, consist of civil actions and cases #1493-3789, 1931-1971 consist of divorce cases only.

Burnett County (Wis.) Circuit Court

Circuit Court, Burnett County, Wisconsin, Criminal case files, 1895-1948

  • US ARC Burnett Series 54
  • collection
  • 1895-1948

Criminal case files filed in Circuit Court and County Court for Burnett County. Complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to felony criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, rape, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Circuit Court ranges from approximately 1927-1948. County Court cases range from approximately 1895-1943.

Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Burnett County)

Photographic postcard collection

  • collection
  • 1962-2019

Photographic postcards mainly related to the 4-county geographic area covered by the Area Research Center, that is, Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties but also include nearby regions, including some in Minnesota. This collection is particularly strong in areas of the region directly surrounding River Falls, Wisconsin. Also includes some photographs of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus, sports, and related miscellany.

Otto, Kathryn

Treasurer, Burnett County, Wisconsin, property tax rolls

  • US ARC Burnett Series 8
  • collection
  • 1865-2005

Tax rolls showing name of property owner, land description, acreage, valuation of real and personal property, amounts of taxes, date and amount of payment, and by whom paid. Beginning in 1915, rolls are retained for every fifth year only.

Burnett County (Wis.). Treasurer

Happy landing! -- and welcome! : Boogaart's Resort

Linen postcard with comic image of a man in a helicopter waving at a woman on the ground. Text printed on verso: No. 930, New Comic Locals, 20 Designs. Date from postmark: Jun 2 [194?]4; mailed from Danbury Wisconsin; carmine red 2¢ Adams stamp. Message: Addressed to Perkinson's, 318 Lord Ave., Carpentersville, Illinois. "Mon. 27th. Hello & yes, 25 lbs. no big ones yet. Dad['s] back is very bad when nite comes. Don't know when we will be home. Lots of Blue Gills. Having a nice time. I. & B. won't let us pay any rent. We don't know when we will be home, & may or may not stop. Mother & Dad."

Boys cabins at the Wisconsin Baptist Assembly, Wood Lake, P.O. Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of three cabins, and a tiny portion of a fourth, at the Wisconsin Baptist Assembly camp on Wood Lake, near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Date from postmark: Jul 24, 1959; mailed from Grantsburg Wis; green 1¢ Washington stamp. Message: Addressed to Mrs. Urho Nikula, Rte 5 Box 6-3½, West, Duluth [Minnesota]. "Have a very good ball team. I went in swimming 6:45 yesterday and in the after noon. the water is not to [sic] warm all the time. I am coming."

Camp Northland, Big Clam Lake, Siren, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with tinted image showing Camp Northland cabins from the lake, and one moored boat. Date from postmark: Jun 24, 1957; mailed from Spooner, Wisconsin; red 2¢ Jefferson stamp. Message: Addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lenbourg, 226 W. Ridge Rd., Hobart, Indiana. "Sat. Dear Friends: Fishing has been good, croppies, Northerns and walleyes, you name it, we have it. Its raining to-day and also rained all nite. Going to town (Siren) to-day. The Nagels."

Winter scene at Webb Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of two does posing in the snow, supposedly near Webb Lake in Burnett County, Wisconsin. Text printed on verso: Real Photo Post Card, Hansen Photo Co., Withee, Wisconsin Printed on Azo paper with all four triangles pointing up (used 1904-1918). Unused.

Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties manuscripts material

  • US ARC ARC1999.003
  • 1850-2005

Artificially collated collection of manuscripts materials donated by a number of individuals living in or otherwise associated with Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties. Includes both primary source materials, such as abstracts, warrantee deeds, correspondence, photographs, certificates, marriage records, etc., in addition to secondary sources, such as compiled genealogies and other records. Collection is no longer being maintained or added to as of January 2020.

River Falls Area Research Center