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Date: 1770 ca.

Description: Map of North America showing the boundaries between French, Spanish, and English claims after the French and Indian War. Kitchin includes numerous place na...

Date: 1937 

Description: This map shows the Wisconsin Conservation Department forest protection divisions and the locations of state forests, national forests, Indian reservations,...

Photograph

Pile-Pontoon Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date: 1937 

Description: This Wisconsin Conservation Department map shows the locations of game refuges, fish hatcheries, canning factories, fish camps, and fish refuges in the sta...

Date: 1959-01-01 

Description: This map shows many of the rivers, dams, bays, harbors, lakes, and canals. It includes an index of authorized federal project, both for navigation and floo...

Date: 1937 

Description: This Wisconsin Conservation Department map shows the locations of state forests, national forests, county forests, state nurseries, Indian reservations, st...

Date: 1933 

Description: A road map of Wisconsin, that shows the major and some minor roads of the state, population of the cities and towns, a scale and an index. The reverse side...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Oblique view from the Mississippi River. Two young women are in a rowboat near the shoreline, and two young men are fishing in the river. Alma at the foot...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the De Soto depot. A locomotive, blowing steam, is approaching the platform, where a small group of people waits to board. A boxcar on the...

Date: 1887 

Description: Bird's-eye map of La Crosse, with six insets including residences, a store front, The John Gund Brewing Company, and C. & J. Michel Brewing Company.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the "Capitol" excursion steamer pulled up to the bank of the Mississippi. The steamer has three or four decks, and elaborately detai...

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Villa Louis on the Mississippi River, and adjacent buildings.

Photograph

Along the River

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a river and surrounding landscape, taken from a high vantage point. In the foreground are a series of wooden structures, possibly homes and outb...

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the back of...

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and multiple meanings of "Wisconsin."

Photograph

River View of Alma

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: View of the south end of Alma from the Mississippi River.

Date: 1929-01-15 

Description: Intended for tourists, this brochure, titled: "Winneshiek World’s Famous Wild Life Refuge Historic Fort Crawford and Picturesque Prairie du Chien," feature...

Date: 1938-05-01 

Description: This map shows the locations of Wisconsin Conservation Department forest protection districts and cooperative areas, state forests, national forests, India...

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: 1916 ca.

Description: The "St. Paul" was built in 1883 in St. Louis, Missouri for the St. Louis & St. Paul Packet Co., and ran under the Diamond Jo flag. The Eagle Yard in Dubuq...

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