In the fifty years between 1870 and 1920, Waukesha County grew from rural villages to lively cities and towns. The materials selected for this digital project depict many elements of Waukesha County history, primarily documenting the industries, people, and structures important to the development of Waukesha County. Many of the images come from the Warren S. O’Brien collection. O’Brien (1898-1988) was a prolific Waukesha photographer, and his work represents Waukesha County Historical Society’s most significant photographic collection.

Categories: Genealogy & Local History
Audience: Adult