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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: 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: 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...

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Field notes taken for T6N R17E between 6 and 7 on the original township survey of Wisconsin.

Date: 1970 

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

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.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: This map identifies the areas of the state that had been geologically surveyed or topographically surveyed, or both, as well as portions of the state still...

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

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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...

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: 1950-03-16 

Description: Map of areas surveyed by block number as part of the Madison Housing Authority Survey of Substandard Housing.

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: 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: 1945 

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

Date: 1975 

Description: This map provides an index of quadrangle maps for the state. The lower left corner contains explanation land surveying completeness. Communities, counties,...

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.
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