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Frederic (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

Main Street West, Frederic, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of several businesses on Main Street in Frederic, Wisconsin. Also shown is a wagon and team with two men; a single-horse buggy from the back off in the distance; five automobiles parked on the right side of the street (one partially blocked from view), and a gasoline pump. Businesses shown include the Frederic Merc. Co. Department Store, the H. & Son General Merchandise & Drugs store (plus Dry Goods, Groceries), and a number of businesses whose signs cannot be read. There is a banner across the street that cannot be read because it is crumpled. Date from postmark and message: Jul 1, 1922; mailed from Frederic Wisconsin; green 1¢ Washington stamp. Message: Addressed to A.J. Archambo, 302 Oak Grove, Minneapolis, Minn. "7/1/22 Dear folks: Am here ok. Trip uneventful so far. We rode out in a Ford touring - crowd! Love Bob." Added at the top: "(My add. is c/o Laura Larson, Trail's End, Frederic, Wisconsin)"

Air-view of Frederic - Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard showing Frederic, Wisconsin, from the air, with a lake in the upper right. Date from postmark: Feb 12, 1915; mailed from Baldwin, Wisconsin; green 1¢ Washington stamp. Printed on EKKP paper (used 1904-1950). Unused.

Hospital, Frederic, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of four automobiles parked in front of the hospital in Frederic, Wisconsin. The brick building is on a tree-lined street and a lamppost can be seen on the sidewalk. Printed on EKC paper (used 1930-1950). Unused.

Frederic hospital -- Frederic -- Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of three automobiles parked outside the Frederic Hospital in Frederic, Wisconsin. Text printed on verso: All Rights Reserved. A. Pearson Co., Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. Also, Printed on EKC paper (used 1930-1950). Unused.

Land O' Lakes Creamery, Frederic, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of the Land O'Lakes Creamery in Frederic, Wisconsin. The creamery is a brick building, built in the 1920s by the Frederic Cooperative Creamery. Outside the creamery is a 1936 or '37 Chevrolet Master car on the left and a 1936 Chevrolet stake truck on the right. The truck is used, and has what looks to be an NRA Blue Eagle in the front windshield, showing support for the New Deal's National Recovery Administration. Multiple young men of military age who have not gone off to war, indicate the image is pre-1942. Printed on verso: "All Rights Reserved.--A. Pearson Co., Minneapolis, Minn." Printed on EKC paper (this stamp box design used 1930-1950). Unused.

The Church of the Lutheran Hour, Frederic, Wisconsin

Real-photo postcard with image of the Immanuel Lutheran Church building, located at 201 1st Avenue South in Frederic, Wisconsin. The belfry portion of the bell tower is painted a darker color, while the rest of the church and the trim are white; there is a sign with service times out front, and concrete steps from the sidewalk up to the church. Part of a house is visible next door, there are several deciduous trees, and electric power lines. Date from postmark: Oct 28, 1954; mailed from Frederic, Wisconsin; 2¢ carmine red John Adams stamp. Message: Addressed to Miss Rosela Seeorf, Deer River, Minn. "Dear Rosella, Am here for a few days. Had a chance to see my former school teacher from my school days in Marcell. Be seeing you soon. Ester."

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