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Description: Drawing of Front and State Streets showing the first houses in La Crosse.
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.
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: 1849-05 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...
Date: 1848 ca.
Description: Waist-up portrait (daguerreotype) of Nelson Dewey (1813-1889). He was Governor of Wisconsin from June 7th, 1848 until January 5th, 1852.
Date: 1844 ca.
Description: Group of men engaged in a war dance. They hold spears, axes, and bows. (Plate 29)
Date: 1847 ca.
Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.
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).
Description: A pen and ink drawing of a log cabin of pork casks and a washtub, contained in a letter written by Thomas Steel, Waukesha County farmer and physician, to h...
Description: Wisconsin became the thirtieth state in 1848. Drawn that same year, this map shows township lines, roads, villages, mills, railroads, prairies, swamps, ca...
Description: A hand-colored map that shows the area south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, as well as a few landmarks just north of that area. The township gr...
Description: Studio portrait of Abraham Lincoln, from the original daguerreotype owned by his son, Robert T. Lincoln.
Description: Photograph of a drawing of an Indian aiming his bow and arrow, with one foot standing on an earlier kill.
Date: 1849 ca.
Description: A portrait of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, 1849-1850. Born in Virginia on November 24, 1784, Taylor died in office on July 9, 185...
Description: Illustration of the west side of East Water Street.
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: This manuscript map, drawn about 1845, shows the township and range grid, villages, post offices, and roads in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties and i...
Description: This map is paint and ink on board with relief shown pictorially. The map was planned by Alfred Ames, drawn by one daughter and painted by another daughter...
Description: Sketch of the Camden Depot in a letter from John McRae to James Gadsdeg.
Description: North American Indians on horseback during a buffalo hunt. "In [this plate], I have represented a party of Indians in chase of a herd, some of whom are pur...
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...
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