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Photograph

Pile-Pontoon Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of children playing in a rowboat in a Mississippi River inlet. Alma, Wisconsin in the background.

Date: 1883 

Description: This map shows ward boundaries, names of additions, streets, bridges, mills, schools, religious buildings, businesses, hotels, railroads, factories, brewer...

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: The sternwheel excursion, Sidney, later named Washington, landing at Bellevue. Passengers are disembarking. A sign on the ship reads Streckfu...

Map or Atlas

Colton's Wisconsin

Date: 1882 

Description: This basic reference map of the state shows natural features, railroads, county seats, and political boundaries against the G.L.O. township and range grid....

Photograph

River View of Alma

Date: 1912 ca.

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

Date: 1874 

Description: Engraved view of Maiden's Rock at Lake Pepin. A steamboat is on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: This map shows section corners, quarter section corners, foundry, steam saw mill, steam grist mill, planning mill, court house, baptist church, congregatio...

Photograph

Scenic View

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of shoreline of boats tied along the banks the Mississippi River. A fish net drying rack is near the boats and a wooden walkway. The far shoreline is...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across water of men working to construct a brush dam about seven miles north of Cassville. There are two groups of well-dressed people, who appear to...

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:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the pile-pontoon railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The bridge was built and patented by John Lawler in 187...

Photograph

River View of Alma

Date: 1912 ca.

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

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.

Photograph

Point Douglas

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a steamer at Point Douglas going upstream on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1928-09 

Description: A clam fisher in a boat on the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. Attached to the long rod are many small hooks similar to grappling hooks. As the bo...

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: 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:  

Description: Drawing of Nauvoe, Illinois, depicting a small town on a hillside overlooking the Mississippi River. Print is part of a series collected in Lewis' "Das Ill...

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