Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1943 Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

[LIB10232] - In 1912, Henry E. Southwell of Chicago, son-in-law of Dwight Foster, who in 1836 became the city's first settler, offered to give the city $10,000 for the purchase of a new library building. His only stipulation was that it be of good design and that it be named in honor of Dwight Foster. The gift was graciously accepted. Read more of the history of this library, here.

This postcard is addressed to Miss Ellen Berg, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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