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Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Students from Platteville, Wisconsin tour a mine to see how lead is extracted.

Date:  date unknown

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

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 in the foreground.

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.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1866-05 

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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: 1853 

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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...

Date:  

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

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

Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

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: 1800 ca.

Description: Map of the United States. It shows the states, including Tennessee, cities, towns, Native American land, mountains, lakes, and rivers. Lead mines appear ju...

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.

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