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Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1842 

Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...

Date: 1849-07-11 

Description: Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map and chart showing a geological cross-section from Rockingham, in present-day Scott County, Iowa, through Blue Mounds to the Wisconsin Ri...

Date: 1849-04-19 

Description: Poster offering $600 reward for the return of three runaway slaves in Calvert County, Maryland. The three slaves are Henry Morsell, Jim Parker, and Bill Hu...

Date: 1849-07-12 ca.

Description: Wilkins' first sighting of the Rocky Mountains; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...

Date: 1844 

Description: Part of a series of local maps, showing a number of burial mounds in the shape of animals near Madison, Wisconsin along military road. The maps also show d...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin shows the counties in the state south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers and the locations of Indian lands to the nor...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Elbridge F. and Mary D. Ayer. Seated three-quarter figures, man on left, woman on right. Elbridge wears suit, vest and bow tie...

Date: 1844 

Description: Map of Wisconsin including Lakes Michigan and Superior. Inset includes "N.W. Part of Wiskonsan."

Photograph

Lamont and His Wife

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Lamont and his wife, Scottish immigrants. Waist-up portrait, seated facing forward. He is wearing a suit and tie, and she is w...

Magazine or Periodical

The Old Oaken Bucket

Date: 1849 

Description: Masthead of Racine, Wisconsin temperance publication The Old Oaken Bucket and Sons of Temperance Organ. The masthead features a bucolic scene at the...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group of men engaged in a war dance. They hold spears, axes, and bows. (Plate 29)

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: 1849-07-13 

Description: The trail at Rocky Ridge, showing wagon train, that Wilkins was taking to get to the South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from...

Date: 1846 

Description: Title page of the book "Wisconsin: Geography and Topography".

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of John Catlin and his wife, seated, facing forward. He wears a suit, and she a dark dress with white collar, and plaid ribbon cr...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...

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