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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 me...
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.
A Short History of Wisconsin
Description: Engraved exterior view of a smelting furnace with a small group of men with horses gathered in front.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.
Description: Miners and a mule work outside an iron mine near Mayville.
Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.
Date: date unknown
Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass
Description: Exterior view of the Gratiot homestead at Gratiot's Grove Site.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Students from Platteville, Wisconsin tour a mine to see how lead is extracted.
Description: Engraved view of two men in a train locomotive observing the weighing of pig lead. Several bars of lead are stacked near the scale.
Description: Photoprint of Crawford County lead district map.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: View down road leading up to the Cokerville Mine. Two horses pulling a wagon are near the road, and automobiles are parked on the right near a building wit...
Date: 1940 ca.
Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.
Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.
Description: Lead and zinc mine
Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.
Description: Postcard of a photograph of a family. Writing reads: "W.H. Clelland and Family. One of the Cherry Mine survivers [sic]. It is this man who was said to have...
Description: International PA-100 power unit operating a Pomona water pump in a lead and zinc mine. A box labeled "dynamite" is in the foreground.
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