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Historical Essay

Land Speculation and Cities

How Real Estate Owners Created Wisconsin

Discover how land owners promoted their towns and villages for settlers and created the cities you know today.

Date: 1906 

Description: This map shows streets, railroads, land use, public buildings, commercial businesses, and the Menominee River. Depths are shown by gradient tints and sound...

Date: 1921-05 

Description: International Model G-61 truck owned by Frank Mattice parked on a residential street.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Elevated view of bridges and the Fox River.

Drawing

Fort Howard

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Several men sculling a boat near Fort Howard that has an American Flag, barracks, and various related military buildings enclosed behind a wall.

Date: 1974 

Description: This map shows roads, highways, railroads, major arterials, towns, parks, recreational areas, and parts of Fox River and bay of Green Bay. The map includes...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view includes farm and orchards, surrounded by neighborhoods. A water tower is on the upper left half.

Date: 1934-4-??

County: Brown

City: Green Bay

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: East Green Bay harbor with cargo ships, W.W. Cagill Co., and other various industries.

Postcard

Bay View Beach

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Bay View Beach with several boats in the foreground and buildings behind them.

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of the Farmers Exchange Bank of Green Bay, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the bank building and people walking on the sidewalk. There a...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A small cruise ship is anchored in front of Northern Transportation Company's office building along the Fox River.

Date: 1936 after

Description: Three commercial fishermen in a boat lifting a trap net. In the bottom right foreground are the hands of another man holding the opposite side of the net f...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Advertisement for the Lawson plant in Green Bay. Includes a drawing from an aerial perspective of the plant and some of the surrounding area, under the wor...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View towards the cockpit of a Lawson Military Tractor 2 (MT2), apparently just after a successful flight. Five men are around the plane, and one man is sta...

Photograph

Harbor Scene

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Harbor view with people strolling around the bay, cars parked in a lot, and buildings with companies that export and import merchandise.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Green Bay & Western Railroad roundhouse.

Date: 1965 

Description: A traveling display about the NASA manned space program on exhibit at Austin Straubel Airport. Included in the exhibit is a model of a space capsule and a...

Date: 1963-08-18 ca.

Description: Exterior view of an abandoned "Bonus" gasoline station. This themed station seems to have been inspired by a Chinese pagoda design.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Aerial view with fishing piers, coal factories, a bridge, and railroad tracks.

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