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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a crew surveying land, digging a ditch, and laying drain tile.

Date: 1857 

Description: This map depicts the township survey grid in Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and southeastern Minnesota. Counties, named towns, citie...

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...

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

Photograph

Compass Training

Date: 1937 

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

Date: 1937-04 

Description: From back of print: "Dane County, Town of Middleton, north 1/2 section of section 17 looking SW from a hill across the valley showing erosion and stump pas...

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: 1864 

Description: This map of the entire state of Wisconsin depicts the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, railro...

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...

Photograph

Surveying

Date: 1969 

Description: Three men surveying a point in southwestern Wisconsin.

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...

Date: 1969 

Description: A surveyor conducts work at the construction of the World Trade Center. He is at work before the building located at 210 Washington Street.

Date: 1911 

Description: Workers erect a steam driven pile driver while others survey for the railroad extension from the village of Prairie du Sac to the dam site on the Wisconsin...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Portrait of a U.S. Army Engineer topographer wearing skis while in the process of surveying land. The engineer is standing next to a barbed wire obstacle k...

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Description: Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory mapping crew starting out in the snow for instruction.

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Date: 1969 

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

Photograph

Sand Barrens

Date: 1937-04-23 

Description: Sand barrens being used for poor crops. Note on back of print says "This should be in timber." Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory photograph.

Date: 1950-03-16 

Description: Map of locations by block of dwellings rated as blighted as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Substandard Housing.

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Index Map

Date: 1956 

Description: A map depicting the for systems of land description in Wisconsin, which include metes and bounds, U.S. System of Rectangular Surveys, Latitude and longitud...

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