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Photograph

Weighing Pig Lead

Date: 1866-05 

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.

Date: 1867 

Description: This 1867 manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the topography and geology of the Blue Mounds region in the Town of Brigham in Iowa County and the towns...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass

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Date: 1850 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior of a lead mine showing two miners kneeling with candles in hand.

Photograph

Water Pumps in Mine

Date: 1939 

Description: International PA-100 power unit operating a Pomona water pump in a lead and zinc mine. A box labeled "dynamite" is visible in the foreground.

Date: 1909-11 

Description: Postcard of outdoor photograph of funeral and tent/morgue from the Cherry Mine disaster. Writing reads: "#37 Cherry Mine Horror Showing Morgue Dunham Photo...

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Large brick kiln-like structure in field. Built in 1876, the blast furnace was used to salvage additional lead from the slag of 18 area furnaces operating...

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

Photograph

Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

Photograph

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

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.

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

Date: 1909-11 

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...

Date: 1853 

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

Date: 1829 

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

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