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Date: 1888 

Description: This is a reproduction of a map originally published in 1829 by R.W. Chandler, a pioneer settler of Galena. It is based on an earlier map by surveyor Luciu...

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Description: The 120 foot shot shaft below the shot tower at Tower Hill State Park.

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: Photoprint of Crawford County lead district map.

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

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: 1866-05 

Description: Engraved exterior view of a smelting furnace with a small group of men with horses gathered in front.

Photograph

Lead mine interior

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View inside a lead mine showing six miners with a car on a track.

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

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: Cincinnati, Ohio, Ebr. Martin, engraver.

Date: 1850 ca.

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

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.

Photograph

Early Lead Mine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of a badger-type early Wisconsin lead mine.

Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839 

Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

Date:  date unknown

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

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Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

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