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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 me...

Photograph

Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1866-05 

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

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

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

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Date: 1950 ca.

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

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.

Date:  

Description: Photoprint of Crawford County lead district map.

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...

Photograph

Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

Date: 1853 

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

Photograph

Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839 

Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.

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...

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.

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