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Date: 1920 

Description: A ink on tracing paper, hand-drawn map that shows lead mines, the boundary of the lead bearing strata, and the military road in Lafayette, Grant, Iowa, and...

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

Photograph

Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839 

Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Blast furnace, also known as a Scotch hearth used in lead mining.

Date: 1829 

Description: Cincinnati, Ohio, Ebr. Martin, engraver.

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

Discover the important role that tobacco and the Peace Pipe have played throughout Wisconsin's history.

Date: 1949-06 

Description: Gophering, or prospecting for lead using a Windlass at Maplewood Farm.

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Gratiot homestead at Gratiot's Grove Site.

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Description: Miners and a mule work outside an iron mine near Mayville.

Learn about the lead mining boom in southwestern Wisconsin in the early 19th century and the miners who gave Wisconsin its "badger" nickname.

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Lithograph of a map drawn to indicate a mine on land owned by Mineral Point Mining Co. in the lead region of southwestern Wisconsin.

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Uppena home, built by Bernard Henry Uppena in 1850.

Photograph

Lead and Zinc Mines

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from road of lead and zinc mines and surrounding buildings.

Date: 1872 ca.

Description: Galena (lead sulfide) was melted at this open hearth furnace owned by Richard Straw and Company on the Roundtree Branch of the Little Platte River. The men...

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Description: Photoprint of Crawford County lead district map.

Photograph

Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

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