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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

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

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.

Learn about the lead mining boom in southwestern Wisconsin in the early 19th century and the miners who gave Wisconsin its "badger" nickname.

Date: 1850 ca.

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

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Shot Tower

Date: 1836-07 

Description: Sketch of the Shot Tower lead 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...

Date: 1829 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

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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Mullen Mine #2

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead and zinc mine

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.

Date:  date unknown

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.

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