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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...

Date: 1920 

Description: A.L. Webster takes notes in a notebook while using tools to do surveying work in a field. Another man stands holding a rod in the background near what appe...

Date: 1836-11 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink on paper and is a plat of a paper city on the Wisconsin River, in what is now the Town of Dekorra. The map shows lot and block numb...

Date: 1950-03-16 

Description: Map of locations of blocks of dwellings rated as slums, as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Substandard Housing.

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...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, and railroads. Boundaries are shown in bl...

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: 1958-07-14 

Description: This is a Tellurometer, a microwave surveying instrument. The operator is Don Reed, field man for Alster and Associates, Washington, D.C., which completed...

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:  date unknown

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

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

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

Historical Essay

Surveying 1830s Wisconsin

Learn about the creation of Wisconsin's first maps, with links to the surveyors' notebooks and diaries and the state's first township maps.

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: 1836 

Description: An ink on paper, hand-drawn map of the survey of the (Township No. 8, Range No. 16 East of the 4 Meridian) Town of Ixonia, Jefferson County, Wisconsin incl...

Date: 1970 

Description: "Surveying Crew on McArthur Rd. Sunny Brae farm is in background."

Date: 1940-04-11 

Description: This blue line print map shows survey monument markers by type and industrial buildings and covers part of the lower Fox River and East River. The map incl...

Date: 1859 

Description: This hand-colored map shows township and range in pink, blue, yellow, and orange, land ownership, includes 16 city inset maps showing land ownership, and 5...

Date: 1925-11 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows an addition. The map was surveyed and platted for B.G. Proctor, president, and George Peterson, secretary, of the Corne...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...

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