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Date: 1900 ca.

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

Photograph

Surface Digging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.

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: 1866-05 

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

Date: 1867 

Description: This 1867 manuscript map by Increase Lapham shows the topography and geology of the Blue Mounds region in the Town of Brigham in Iowa County and the towns...

From Sacred Calumets to Ashtrays

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

Date: 1850 ca.

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

Historical Essay

Cornish in Wisconsin

Brief history of the Cornish in Wisconsin.

Map or Atlas

√Čtats Unis

Date: 1805 ca.

Description: Map of the United States. It shows the states, cities, towns, Native American land, mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio are labeled...

Date: 1920 

Description: A ink on tracing paper, hand-drawn map that shows lead mines, the boundary of the lead bearing strata, and the military road in Lafayette, Grant, Iowa, and...

Photograph

Lead Mine Interior

Date: 1930 ca.

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

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:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

Date: 1829 

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

Date:  

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

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.

The Birth of the Badgers

Discover the history of lead mining in Wisconsin, and the origin of Badgers.
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