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Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows drainage, acreages, and timber in the area now part of the Town of Shanagolden. The map includes a survey table, a meanders table, and certi...

Date: 1932 

Description: Group portrait of a group of Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory workers. John Bordner is in the center of the top row. Stanta Bordner is beside him. Uppe...

Date: 1873 

Description: This map shows lots and blocks, additions and subdivisions, and large-scale landownership. The map is oriented with north to the upper right. The map is fr...

Date: 1950-03-16 

Description: Map of locations by blocks or areas of dwelling units in which violations of ordinance were apparent as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Sub...

Date: 1900 

Description: A class of engineering students practicing surveying in front of Science Hall, located on the University of Wisconsin (Madison) campus. Eleven engineering...

Historical Essay

Burt's Solar Compass

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Solar Compass used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during the 1840s and 1850s. (Museum object #1962.60.2,A)

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Original map made with watercolor and inkwash. Includes a legend of buildings, roads, natural features and other details of the lodge. Inset at bottom has...

Date: 1966-08 

Description: Compiled data regarding attitudes about the United States' involvement in Vietnam in 1966 broken down by gender, age, education level, household income, po...

Date: 1950-03-16 

Description: A chart showing distribution of 1,148 substandard dwelling units found in the survey area, by basic type of fault, as part of the Madison Housing Authority...

Date: 1784 

Description: Map showing fifty thousand acres of land in what will later become Kentucky, broken up into parcels labeled 1 through 50. No features are labeled, but the...

Photograph

Compass Training

Date: 1937 

Description: Probably Native Americans receiving instructions on compass use for Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory.

Date: 1882 

Description: Note from Albert Pool, surveyor for the village of Dunbarton in Lafayette County, as appears on the reverse of the Village of Dunbarton plat map. Pool cert...

Historical Essay

Surveyor's Tree Blaze

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Surveyor's tree blaze from the 1841 expedition to lay out the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan, found at Trout Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin. (Museu

Date: 1969 

Description: Five men surveying land across a road. They're standing near a barbed wire fence.

Date: 1975 

Description: This map provides an index of outdated quadrangle maps for the state. Communities, counties, rivers, and lakes are labeled including Lake Michigan and Lake...

Photograph

Township Map

Date:  

Description: Map, "Township No. 22 North, of Range No. 5 West of (?)", surveyed in 1846 and 1853.

Date: 1960-02-02 

Description: The Madison Redevelopment Authority joined in the city's program of locating and permanently marking land survey corners in the Madison area. Here they mar...

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

Date: 1871-07-01 

Description: Railroad surveying party in camp somewhere north of Green Bay. The men were surveyors for the Chicago & Northwestern railroad extension.

Date: 1859 

Description: This map, which includes eastern Iowa and northern Illinois but omits the northern and northwestern tiers of counties in Wisconsin, shows the township surv...

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