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Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin showing counties, county seats, cities with populations over 3,000, and congressional districts. The map also includes rivers, lakes, rail...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A folded brochure with a map of the Chicago to Saint Paul rail line through Wisconsin by way of the Chicago & North-Western and West Wisconsin Railways. T...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: One of Gerhard Gesell's daughters (Wilma or Bertha) sitting in a rowboat holding a bouquet of Mississippi River water lilies. She is seated in the stern, t...

Date: 1849 

Description: Published in Germany a year after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows prairies, swamps, lakes, mounds, limestone deposits, and lead and copper mine...

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

Date: 1781 

Description: Map of the Southeastern part of the British Colonies in North America, Gulf Coast and Caribbean. It illustrates the of the Spanish and English fleets, part...

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.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: "Riverfront from Pettibone Park". There are three steamboats docked on the right in the harbor. A mother and her children are in the foreground, and a hors...

Date: 1918 

Description: View from shoreline of three men standing in the water at Mechanic's Rock on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1829 

Description: Drawing of Cassville depicting a horse cart on the river's edge, with men and boats.

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows drainage, state boundaries, county boundaries, rivers, lakes, township lines, cities, and towns. The Milwaukee & Horicon Road road is indica...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a cross-section of southern Wisconsin, with the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad line running from Milwaukee to the Mississippi River near...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of steamboat. The letters 'J.S.' can be seen at the top of the boat. There are many passengers on board. Two men stand in the foregroun...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of several steamboats docked at the wharf. Ship on the right is the "Silver Crescent," which can be read on its side. The ship on the far left bears t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from river of Fountain City's shoreline with bluffs in the background.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map depicts the route of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad in Wisconsin. Other railroads in Wisconsin, northern Michigan, and northern Illinois wit...

Date: 1907-12-07 

Description: Elevated photographic postcard view of a paddle steamer towing rafts loaded with logs through an open pontoon bridge on the Mississippi River.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of Stonefield Village, with the Mississippi River in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fishing nets and implements and boats along the shoreline of the Mississippi River, with buildings visible in the background.

Date: 1870 

Description: Stereograph of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over the Mississippi River.

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