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Date: 1871 

Description: Darlington, county seat of Lafayette County, was established in the late 1840s, but didn't thrive until the arrival of the railroad in 1856. This view show...

Date: 1881 

Description: Darlington's first settlers arrived by 1826, attracted by the lead mines of the area. Arrival of the railroad in 1856 stimulated growth, and in 1857 the co...

Date: 1896 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Darlington. Area bordered by Washington and North Streets, upper left hand corner, the fairgrounds, upper right corner, River Street, bot...

Painting

Rodolf Farm

Date: 1834 

Description: View of Rodolf farm.

Photograph

Azel P. Ladd

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: A sixth plate daguerreotype of Azel Parkhurst Ladd (1811-1854). Ladd was the Wisconsin state superintendent of public instruction in 1852. Oval-framed quar...

Date: 1836 ca.

Description: A series of ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper, hand-drawn maps of the townships of Darlington and Gratiot in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, showing the to...

Date: 1876 

Description: A stereo view perhaps taken at the same time as the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereosco...

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: A ink on paper, hand drawn map, showing the wagons roads that travel through Lafayette County, traveling between Galena, Illinois, and Mineral Point, Wisco...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Reverend Carl Christian Aas (1843-1898) and family gathered outside around a table. There is a rocking horse and baby carriage in the view. The stone house...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Benjamin F. Hahn, his wife Mary and their servant Sarah Hill sit around a table with an intricately patterned cloth with bowls of apples and grapes. The wo...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: A map of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, showing the townships and ranges, sections, towns, villages, stream and rivers, mounds, mineral deposits and the Min...

Map or Atlas

Map of Pekatolica

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows a plat of a paper city (a city planned but never built). Some streets and the Pekatolica River are labele...

Photograph

Men in Hay Field

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Two men sit in a hay...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Probably one of the "Three different views of the village of Argyle, Wis." mentioned in Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." Eleven men and boys...

Date: 1834 

Description: \Peck-a-ton-oka (Pecatonica River) with Rodolf farm in the background.

Map or Atlas

Map of Darlington

Date: 1855 

Description: This map is ink, pen, and watercolor on paper and shows plat of the town, local streets, lots by number, U.S. subdivisions in red lines, Mineral Point Rail...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Council House of the first Wisconsin Territorial Legislature when it met at Belmont in 1836. A young boy or man wearing a hat stands in front near a fence.

Photograph

City Hotel

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the City Hotel with a group of people posed near its entrance.

Date: 1836 

Description: This map of Belmont includes notarization from the justice of the peace of Iowa County, May 15, 1836, acknowledging John Atchison as proprietor of Belmont...

Photograph

Oak Hill Cemetery

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: The Old York Cemetery. The 1872 headstone of Haldor, son of Syver and Martha Holland, is in the foreground, surrounded by a picket fence.

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