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Shot Tower

Date: 1836-07 

Description: Sketch of the Shot Tower lead mine

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Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

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...

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Early Lead Mine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of a badger-type early Wisconsin lead mine.

Date: 1850 ca.

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

Date:  date unknown

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

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Surface Digging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.

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: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

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Lead mine interior

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View inside a lead mine showing six miners with a car on a track.

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Lead and Zinc Mines

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from road of lead and zinc mines and surrounding buildings.

Date: 1866-05 

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

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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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...

A Short History of Wisconsin

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