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Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

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Blockhouse Mine

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Blockhouse lead mine with cows grazing.

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Pit at Lead Mine

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pit at Hazel Green lead mine.

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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...

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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.

Date: 1853 

Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.

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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: 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:  date unknown

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

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

Date: 1949-06 

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

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...

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

Date: 1829 

Description: Map of lead mines operating in Wisconsin.

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: 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...

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