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Map of Milwaukee

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Drawn the second year of the Civil War, this 1862 map of Milwaukee shows post offices, light houses, beacon lights, county buildings, elevator warehouses, flouring mills, iron foundries, hotels, school houses, churches, boundary lines of wards, city hall, the Menominee River and the Milwaukee River.


Image ID: 6921

Creation Date: 1862 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Milwaukee

County: Milwaukee

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Map Collection

Genre: Map or Atlas

Original Format Type: prints, fine-art

Original Format Number: GX 9029 M663 1862L

Original Dimensions: unknown


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