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Menominee War Chief

Learn about the leadership of this Menominee War Chief and his negotiations with the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Date: 1857 

Description: Ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper. Register’s certificate in margin. On verso: Surveyor’s and Notary’s certificates. "Lot No: Four & South East Quarter...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across Saint Anthony Falls with St. Paul in the background.

Historical Essay

Petersylvania, Wisconsin

A Bizarre Story of Land Prospecting Gone Awry

Read the amazing story of a man who watched his potential 10,000-square-mile northern Wisconsin empire disappear into thin air.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bird's eye view overlooking the Mississippi River, sand bars, the railroad bridge, surrounding forests and wetlands.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from bluff overlooking the railroad tracks and yard along the Mississippi River. A group of men are gathered on the track near stacks of lumb...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map of Cassville shows plat of the town, roads, landings and public wharfs and the Mississippi River.

Rural Wisconsin

View the landscapes of rural Wisconsin through the eyes of photographer Paul Vanderbilt.

Date: 1900 after

Description: The map is watercolor, pencil, and ink on tracing cloth and shows plats of both cities, local streets, railroads, mills, township divisions, bridges, and p...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Four men are building the wall at Signal Point Lookout in Wyalusing State Park. They are part of Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project #8656-8.

Date: 1940 

Description: This map of La Crosse shows different types of land zoning: residence, multiple dwelling, local business, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, w...

View many photographs of Cassville Wisconsin's varied river life, taken by Frank W. Feiker

Date: 1800 after

Description: Map shows plat of the town Alma and the Mississippi River. Streets running horizontally begin at the top with "SIXTH STREET" and end with "MAIN STREET." St...

Date: 1929 

Description: View from right rear of the "General Allen" steamer pushing a barge on the Mississippi River. Smoke is pouring out of the two funnels at the front of the s...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized, elevated view of Cassville with the Mississippi River in the background. A church and dwellings are in the foreground.

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

Date: 1929 

Description: View from entrance of a cave looking out to the Mississippi River, a railroad bridge, all surrounded by a forest. There is a small island in the river.

Date: 1972 

Description: Before or after a Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Democrats softball game. Congressman David Obey holds up a concept rendering the future Richard I. Bong Memorial...

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