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Date:  date unknown

Description: John L. Lewis, in miner's hat, after West Frankfort, Illinois, mine disaster.

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

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Cokerville Mine

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...

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Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

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Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

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Surface Digging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.

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...

Date: 1850 ca.

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

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

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Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

The Birth of the Badgers

Discover the history of lead mining in Wisconsin, and the origin of Badgers.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

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James Mine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of James Mine with a field and fence in the foreground. Tram tracks lead from the tall building to large piles of rocks. There are steep stai...

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Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

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

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Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

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

Date: 1866 

Description: This map shows the location of county boundaries, cities, rivers, lakes, grant railroads, wagon roads, land office locations, iron, copper and lead deposit...

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