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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

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...

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...

Photograph

Surface Digging

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lead mining by digging at the ground surface.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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

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: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

The Birth of the Badgers

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

Date: 1950 ca.

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

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...

Photograph

Lead and Zinc Mines

Date: 1936 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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

Gratiot Homestead

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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

Mine

Date: 1924 

Description: Exterior of mining factory.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Early Wisconsin lead miners using a Pioneer Windlass.

Photograph

Lead Mine Interior

Date: 1930 ca.

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

Photograph

Down in the Mine

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Miners in the bowels of a lead mine.

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...

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