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Date: 1800 after

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows the main channel and sand bars in the Mississippi River between villages.

Date:  

Description: View from below of wood burning locomotive and single car on elevated railroad bridge and approach trestle, somewhere along the upper Mississippi River. La...

French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of small launch with two canoes and a rowboat on the shoreline of the Mississippi River. There is a child in the canoe in the foregroun...

Date: 1878 

Description: A hand-colored, cloth mounted, sectional map of Wisconsin and the western portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, showing the township grid, railroads, town...

Photograph

"American Queen"

Date: 2007 

Description: The paddle wheel of the "American Queen".

Date: 1914-12-29 

Description: Photographic postcard of Alma looking North. The Mississippi River is visible in the foreground.

Date: 1910-05-25 ca.

Description: A man stands on the wreckage of a burned steamer in the Mississippi River near the shoreline. There is a small boat and a barrel nearby. Bluffs are in the...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Alma from the Mississippi River with a man in a rowboat in the foreground.

Date: 1880 

Description: A hand-colored, sectional map of Wisconsin showing the township grid, railroads, counties, towns, cities, villages, and the Menomonee, Oneida, Flambeau, an...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1873 

Description: A hand-colored, geological map of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers’ water path from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. The map also shows those railroa...

Photograph

Boating

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five young boys pose in a rowboat near a large piece of driftwood. Another boat is docked at a pier along the shore.

Postcard

Southern Alma

Date: 1914-12 

Description: Photographic postcard of southern Alma of buildings and bluffs. The Mississippi River and the shoreline are visible in the foreground.

Map or Atlas

La Crosse, Wis.

Date: 1873 

Description: Bird's-eye map of La Crosse from the Mississippi River.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Plan of township no. 3 north, range no. 5 west of the 4th principal meridian.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: This map shows soil types of towns and counties. A key of 14 soil types is included. The top left margin reads: "Wisconsin Geological and Natural History S...

Drawing

Fort Cairo

Date:  

Description: Drawing of a section of a completed part of Fort Cairo facing the confluen [sic] of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: This map shows the location of Catholic churches, missions, and shrines. The map is color coded and includes a key in the bottom left corner. The back of t...

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: This map is intended for tourists of La Crosse. The front of the map is text about attractions, activities, and accommodations in La Crosse. The back is th...

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