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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This photocopied map shows private claim owners, buildings, and land use in 1818. Insets show Fort Howard and the caption reads: "A view of the Fox River...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: This map covers parts of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota and advertised 1,000,000 acres of land available. Communities, roads, and railroad lines are lab...

Date: 1909 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Lyons, "a village of natural environments, choice residence locations, desirable factory sites" from a pamphlet distributed by the Lyons...

Map or Atlas

Plan of Kohler

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: The plan of Kohler.

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Description: Letterhead of Baldwin & Killen Lands and W.H. Killen & Company, dealers of farm, lumber, and mineral lands, from Appleton, Wisconsin, with an image on the...

Date: 1956-06-12 

Description: One of the houses in the Parade of Homes is built with a carport. This house was designed by H.E. Postweiler.

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Description: View from a high point of a house in Cassville surrounded by bluffs, trees and farmland. Railroad tracks run between the crops and the trees, and the river...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View from lawn of curved residential street lined with recently constructed housing and lampposts. A car sits in a driveway of a house on the left, and fur...

Date: 1919 

Description: This is a collection of three hand-colored plat maps. One map is a plat plan and includes annotations and an index that shows public land, business, indust...

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Description: Rocks placed to control the flow of Dale Creek. A house is visible in the background. This picture was likely taken as a study of the water drainage in ear...

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Description: Commercial buildings, roads, cars parked in lots, as seen from the snow-covered lawn of the Village Hall.

Historical Essay

The Birth of Lake Delton

Learn about the rise of Wisconsin Dells tourism, and read about the creation and collapse of the man-made river it was founded on.

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Description: A man wearing a tie stands next to an industrial trailer used for clearing of land. The side of the trailer reads "BROS" and there are other vehicles visib...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A colored advertising card that was issued by the Land Department of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in order to promote the sale of railroad-owned land in...

Photograph

Morgan L. Martin

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Description: Morgan L. Martin (1805-1887), Wisconsin lawyer, judge, politician, land speculator, and one of the leading figures in early Wisconsin history. Martin sett...

Date: 1948-12-07 

Description: Houses on the south side of the 2100 block of University Avenue. The address on the entrance at the far right is 2125.

Date: 1988-07 

Description: "Theresa Village President, Martin Koll, presided at the ribbon-cutting at the River View Mobile Home Park."

Photograph

Residential Housing

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View down road of mass-produced residential housing with farm in background.

Photograph

Madison Home Show

Date: 1950-09-15 

Description: Madison's first home show in thirteen years was officially opened by Acting Manager George Forster when he cut the ribbon at the entrance to the exhibit ar...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Recently constructed residential housing as viewed from a hill. A fence is in the foreground. Porches, backyards, and small garages lead down to the Villag...

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