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Date:  date unknown

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

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.

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: 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: 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...

Photograph

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

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...

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: Cincinnati, Ohio, Ebr. Martin, engraver.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Learn about the key people and events during Wisconsin's Territorial Era (1787-1848).

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

Date: 1949-06 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

Date: 1850 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

Date: 1844 

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

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