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Date: 1953 

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map and chart showing a geological cross-section from Rockingham, in present-day Scott County, Iowa, through Blue Mounds to the Wisconsin Ri...

Date: 1911-10-19 

Description: A crowd gathered on the Mississippi River shoreline near Prairie du Chien. They are watching pioneer aviator Hugh Robinson taxi his Curtiss flying boat.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Several steamboats in the harbor, with J.J. Hogan Wholesale Grocery store on shoreline.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A painting depicting Marquette and Joliet in a birch bark canoe with two other men during their excursion on the Mississippi River, which they discovered o...

Date: 1760 ca.

Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, forts, settlements, and Native American tribal territory. The southern boundary of the Hudsons Bay Company is labeled. Relief...

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: The sternwheel excursion, "J.S." in the moonlight on the Mississippi River taken in 1906.

Date: 1893 

Description: This map of La Crosse shows city ward boundaries in red, streets, railroads, cemeteries, Grand station crossing, the road to French Island, depots, Lake Pa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view looking down towards a steamboat pulling a raft of lumber on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1932 

Description: This map includes a distance table, text, and insets maps of, Superior, Ashland, Marinette, Green Bay, Appleton, Manitowoc, Oshkosh, Fond Du Lac, Janesvill...


Description: Preliminary sketch for "Fort Pillow upon the Eve of the Evacuation by the Rebels".

Date: 1971 

Description: This map of Nelson Dewey State Park shows the park layout, points of interest, facilities, campgrounds, roads, railroads, and the Mississippi River. Relief...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse, a view from the river.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Christmas postcard of four men and one woman in a rowboat on the Mississippi River. In the background is the town of Alma at the foot of bluffs. The woman...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men posing on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River at Fountain City. Fountain Brewery is visible at bottom right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of steamboat on Mississippi River.


View of the Bluffs

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Elevated view from bluffs, looking north-east toward Lake City, Minnesota and Lake Pepin of the Mississippi River.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A map of Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota and Iowa, northern Iowa, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, showing railway lines, with those marked with heavy red line...

Date: 1900-06-01 

Description: This map shows the the locations of different kinds of clay and shales throughout the state of Wisconsin. Includes a colored legend of types of clay and sh...

Historical Essay

The Man with the Iron Hand

Learn about explorer Robert de La Salle's iron-handed chief lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, and what resulted in most likely the worst winter of his life.
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