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Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839 

Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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.

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Gratiot homestead at Gratiot's Grove Site.

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

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

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

Photograph

Miners Grading Ore

Date:  date unknown

Description: Miners probably grading galena (lead) ore by putting pieces in drums with holes and letting smaller ones fall through.

Photograph

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...

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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...

Photograph

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

Date: 1829 

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

Photograph

Shot Tower

Date: 1836-07 

Description: Sketch of the Shot Tower.

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...

Speakers Bureau

John Broihahn is a WHS Historic Preservation member and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Photograph

Surface Digging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.

Photograph

Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

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