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Date: 1866-05 

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

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

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

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

Photograph

Pit at Lead Mine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pit at Hazel Green lead mine.

Photograph

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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...

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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Description: The 120 foot shot shaft below the shot tower at Tower Hill State Park.

Date:  date unknown

Description: John L. Lewis, in miner's hat, after West Frankfort, Illinois, mine disaster.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1850 ca.

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

The Birth of the Badgers

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 

Description: This map shows the location of county boundaries, cities, rivers, lakes, grant railroads, wagon roads, land office locations, iron, copper and lead deposit...

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