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Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The vast prairies in Missouri; an oxen-pulled wagon is visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trai...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Wilkins' wagon procession crossing a creek in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sketch of the Madison Women's Seminary on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson. The Madison Female Academy was a 19th century school for girls w...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The bottom lands and a farm in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Or...

Date: 1849-07-07 

Description: The Red Buttes, Wyoming and Sweetwater River; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as t...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The old Indian agent's house.

Date: 1849-07-10 ca.

Description: The clay hills that were formed by the Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland...

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Date: 1840 

Description: This map, one of a series made by Thomas Jefferson Cram of the U.S. Topographical Engineers from personal surveys, shows the portage connecting the Wiskons...

Date: 1849-06-18 ca.

Description: An Indian Burial in a tree; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail)....

Photograph

Vedder House

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The Cornelia Vedder house. Described as the house "where George Winnie, a conductor on the Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad, stayed at the end of hi...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: Large volume rare book entitled "United States Exploring Expedition". During the years 1838-1842 and under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. An Atlas o...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Independence Rock (the perceived midway point on the Oregon Trail),Wyoming, with two wagons unhitched at the base of the rock; sketched by Wilkins on his 1...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, r...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Old Fort Kearney (Nebraska City). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Tr...

Date: 1849-06-30 

Description: The Black Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: A pencil drawing of Tower HIll complex.

Date: 1849-06-20 

Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Photographic reprint of a daguerreotype of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commer...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.

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