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Description: View of rural Blue Mounds, with a two-lane, paved road. The caption at the bottom reads, "East View of Blue Mounds, Wis. Elevation, 1760 ft.".


Rock Formation

Date: 1960-07-31 ca.

Description: A large rock formation in the schoolyard of the Deneen School. A small outbuilding and fence is visible in the background.

Date: 2014-02 

Description: View across street towards the historic Blue Mounds Opera House. Exterior stairs lead to porches on the ground and second floor. A small metal fence surrou...


Route 19

Date: 1925 

Description: A view looking up a winding road with rows of utility lines on both sides. The road is partially fenced.

Date: 1925-06 

Description: View of three farm buildings - the one in the center is collapsing.

Date: 1864 

Description: This map is pen and watercolor on paper and shows profile and geological formation of Blue Mound and location of Arnold’s Hotel and Brigham Lead Mines.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down a path past stalagmites.

Date: 1867 

Description: This 1867 manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the topography and geology of the Blue Mounds region in the Town of Brigham in Iowa County and the towns...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: "View of the Dining Table" from the "Dedication of Blue Mounds Church" section of Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views," showing a long banquet tab...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: "View of the ministers present" from the "Dedication of Blue Mounds Church" section of Dahl's 1877 "Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views." The congregation of t...

Date: 1876-08-30 

Description: The congregation of the East Blue Mounds Lutheran Church and visiting ministers are gathered for the church dedication. The church was formerly Norsk Evang...


Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a retail street from the intersection. From the corner of the street, there is a restaurant, hotel, and post office. On the sidewalk, men sit on...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Stalactite-rich rooms of the Cave of the Mounds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a stalagmite surrounded by smaller stalagmites.


Blue Mounds Farm

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: View down a rocky rural lane near West Blue Mounds. Zigzag stake and rider split-rail fencing enclose a farmstead, which includes a barn, a frame house, h...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking down hill of several buildings. More hills are in the far background.


Norwegian Log Cabin

Date: 1930 

Description: Exterior of a cabin in Nissedahle (Little Norway).

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Students and teachers sitting in front of the Blue Mounds school house.

Date: 1911-04-21 

Description: Group of men and a young boy breaking hemp at the Brigham farm.


Oat Field

Date: 1967-07 ca.

Description: A country road and electrical lines run through a field of oats. On the left is a road, and a farmhouse is in the background on a hill.

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