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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...

Learn how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery, and let to the survey of public lands northwest of the Ohio River.

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Date: 1966-08 

Description: Front cover of a report by The Wisconsin Survey Research Laboratory on their public opinion research regarding Wisconsinites' attitudes toward the Vietnam...

Date: 1835 

Description: This map of Wisconsin Territory was compiled by public surveys in 1835; it is limited to modern-day southern Wisconsin. Included are two insets – one of th...

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: 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: 1945 

Description: A group of men lay rails at Hawkins Mine while a man in the background uses surveying equipment.

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...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1876 

Description: Made from U.S. Surveys and from minutes furnished by Jos. S. Buck and Dr. C. Chase. Scale 20 CHs to an inch.

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Description: Series 698, General Land Office Survey Plats, vol. 1.

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: 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...

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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...

Historical Object

Burt's Solar Compass

Date:  date unknown

Description: A brass solar compass, invented by William Austin Burt and built by William J. Young. It was used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during...

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

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory

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.

Map or Atlas

Map of Pekatolica

Date: 1836 

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows a plat of a paper city (a city planned but never built). Some streets and the Pekatolica River are labele...

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...

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