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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: 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...

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: 1918 ca.

Description: Side view of a U.S. Army Engineer topographer wearing skis while using a tripod stand to write. The engineer is standing next to a barbed wire obstacle kno...

Date:  

Description: Letterhead of H.I. Bliss, a real estate agent, civil engineer, and county surveyor in La Crosse, Wisconsin. On the left a group of three men are surveying...

Photograph

Township Map

Date:  

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

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...

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: 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 block of dwellings rated as blighted as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Substandard Housing.

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...

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: 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: 1955-03-09 

Description: A man wearing a hat looks through the eye piece of his surveying instrument, called a 'theodolite,' which rests on a tripod.

Photograph

Surveying

Date: 1969 

Description: Three men surveying a point in southwestern Wisconsin.

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Description: Person with wedding ring using a ruler, pencil, and protractor to draw a land cover map for Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory.

Map or Atlas

Village of Dunbarton

Date: 1882 

Description: Plat map of the village of Dunbarton, received by the Lafayette County Register's Office on September 22, 1892. Certification by the surveyor, Albert Pool,...

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: 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.

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