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Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This quadrangle collection of maps, meaning geological surveys, shows sections of central and northern Wisconsin. The maps include a quadrangle index map.T...

Date: 1978 

Description: Students at Wausau West High School involved in an innovative science project that studied energy consumption and pollution of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1949-09-20 

Description: Two Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employees removing dead fish from the Yahara River near the Johnson Street bridge. The fish were evidently ki...

Book or Pamphlet

Gaylord Nelson Newsletter

Date: 1970-05 

Description: The front page of "The Gaylord Nelson Newsletter" announcing Earth Day 1970, with the headline "Mass Movement Begins".

Date: 1959-08-27 

Description: A new 4-cent postage stamp honors the American soil conservation effort by showing various phases of soil conservation. Shown (L-R) are Russell Silverwood,...

Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).

Date: 1976-07 

Description: Diagram showing environmental means by which humans can be exposed to radiation from nuclear power plants.

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Two teen boys and an adult stand in ankle deep Black Earth Creek (west of Cross Plains) while working together to build a "V" shaped conversion dam, pointi...

Magazine or Periodical

"Environmental Action" Cover Design

Date: 1970-03-03 

Description: The cover design of the magazine "Environmental Action: April 22" featuring a line drawing of multititudes of people clinging to and falling off of the Ear...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Elevated view of members of the audience attending a meeting sponsored by the newly incorporated Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation. The meeting...

Photograph

Earth Day 1970

Date: 1970-04 

Description: Acting on the suggestion of his mentor Senator Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin congressman David R. Obey participated (here at a gym) at the first Earth Day even...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Group portrait of fifteen members of the Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation, sponsors of an anti-pollution meeting to prohibit dumping of sewage...

Photograph

Bill Voelker

Date: 1997-07 

Description: Bill Voelker, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Educator and Naturalist, poses near DNR building located between Mayville and Horicon.

Photograph

Rock River Clean Up

Date: 1999-05 

Description: 77 volunteers pick up trash and debris in the Rock River. Chuck Trauba and the crew covered the river from Theresa Marsh to the Theresa Disposal plant. 50...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Five teen boys stand ankle deep in Black Earth Creek (west of Cross Plains) while working together to build a conversion dam in the creek bed. The boys are...

Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of naturalist, conservationist, and writer John Muir.

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Nelson sits in a canoe and looks out over the water around the Apostle Islands.

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Editorial cartoon depicting Rodin's "The Thinker" wearing a gas mask. The figure is surrounded by pollution, with a factory spewing smoke in the background...

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