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Description: Photoprint of Crawford County lead district map.

Date: 1949-06 

Description: Gophering, or prospecting for lead using a Windlass at Maplewood Farm.

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: 1900 ca.

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

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

Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

Date: 1829 

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

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...

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...

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Photograph

Lead and Zinc Mines

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Map or Atlas

Map of Lead Region

Date: 1839 

Description: Map of the Wisconsin-Illinois lead region.

Date: 1950 ca.

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

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

Lead mine interior

Date: 1930 ca.

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

Photograph

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

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

Photograph

Early Lead Mine

Date:  date unknown

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

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