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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: 1930 ca.

Description: This map shows local streets, blocks, lots, local businesses by name, and bus stops. On the back of the map is text, illustrations, and aerial views.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Washington Street and the Fox River and buildings nearby.

Date: 1902 after

Description: A view of Main Hall at St. Norbert College. Turrets and stone decor accent the brick building and a cannon surrounded by shrubbery sits on the lawn.

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Description: Exterior of the Israel Greene Beaumont House, located at 203 South Jefferson Street. The building was demolished in 1932.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of the Young Men's Christian Association.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An football shaped sticker with the words "Green Bay Packers" over a map of Wisconsin, with Green Bay and Milwaukee identified. There is also an image of a...

Date: 1896 

Description: Railroad employees pose with locomotive engine no. 925 of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. The engine has a long pilot, a large oil headlight, sm...

Date: 1876 

Description: View looking southeast over river from Elmore and Kelly's Elevator.

Photograph

Residential Street

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Residential street, North Broadway at Cass Street.

Date: 1874 

Description: This map shows streets, buildings, railroads, the Fox River, the East River, and part of Green Bay.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: John Meade's residence. The family is standing on the front porch for a group portrait, while an individual pushes a bicycle.

Date: 1973 

Description: Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Hunter (#16) dodging traffic on his way to the practice field. A large group of fans wait along the fence on the other...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Albert Weise's residence, with wooden sidewalk, and two kids standing on the front porch posing for the photographer.

Date: 1898 after

Description: A view of Boyle Hall at St. Norbert College, lined by a row of shrubbery. The ground floor consists of stone while the upper floor is made of brick. A st...

Date: 1961-07-15 

Description: Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers receives a new 1961 Ford Falcon from a Green Bay Ford dealer. The compact Falcon was introduced by Ford in 1959 to appe...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Aerial view of with bridge, river, and shoreline.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: St. Norbert College campus on the Fox River.

Photograph

Memorial Tablet

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of the Fort Howard memorial tablet.

Date:  ca.

Description: View of the church. A dusting of snow is on the church lawn. The church has a tall spire, and stained-glass windows with gothic arches. "First Presbyteria...

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