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Spoken History Lecture Series: "Marshfield Illustrated," published in 1905

Jan 02, 2019

Spoken History Lecture Series, Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library, Felker Family Genealogy and Local History Room, 7 p.m.

"Marshfield Illustrated," published in 1905, is 16 pages of descriptive matter covering early history of the city, and the same number of pages covered with half tone reproductions of photographs of some of the city's industrial plants, business houses and residences. While of historical value, it is evident that it was published as a commercial project, with only those firms and individuals mentioned that were willing to pay for the publicity. For this reason it gives an incomplete picture of Marshfield as it was in 1905. We will examine this extremely interesting historical document printed here in Marshfield more than 100 years ago during our January presentation.

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