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Historical Essay

The Founding of Major Cities

Read how land speculation and the development of transportation spurred settlement in 19th-century Wisconsin, leading to the rise of larger cities.

Date: 1889 

Description: View of Green Bay from the top of St. Willibrord's Church. A river can be seen in the background.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Chicago and North Western Railroad depot, train, and tracks.

Date: 1965-06-13 

Description: The restaurant at Austin Straubel Field. In 1965 Brown County completed a new passenger terminal at Austin Straubel Airport that included a large (and appa...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking down Washington Street with cable car, bicyclist and pedestrians walking along the sidewalks in downtown area.

Date: 1959-06-08 

Description: Exterior view of Noel's Bait and Sport Shop with cars parked in the lot in front of the building. Fishing nets can be seen on display in the window. The bu...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Celebration of firts highway being planned

Date: 1923-11-11

County: Brown

City: Green Bay

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking north at Washington Street with cable cars.

Date: 1957-09-25 

Description: Exterior view from road of Sneezer's Snack Shop with two cars in the parking lot. The neon sign features a chef holding a hamburger on a plate.

Date: 1934-4-??

County: Brown

City: Green Bay

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: 1950 

Description: This map shows portions of highway remaining unchanged, proposed relocations, connecting county trunk roads existing or proposed, existing arterials, and e...

Date: 1896 

Description: View of W.E. Duncan's coal docks.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The first Long Tail Point Lighthouse.

Date: 1995 ca.

Description: Green Bay Packer player (possibly Bob Kuberski) sitting on a young boy's bicycle and signing a notebook in the parking lot of Lambeau Field.

Date: 1825-08-27 

Description: Map is ink on paper. Map shows plat of the town of Munnomunne, the Fox River, farm lots, and an established highway. The map is signed by "J.D. Doty, Propr...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The Oconto charged with starting big fire

Date: 1933-11-02

County: Brown

City: Green Bay

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a fort with fortified walls and a flag flying from the fort. A river runs on the right of the image. A boat with sails floats on the river. Sold...

Photograph

Gasoline Station

Date: 1963-08-18 ca.

Description: A gasoline station decorated with flags and pennants. Billboards are along the back fence.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Green Bay and Western Railroad elevator, shops, and railroad tracks with trains.

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