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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...

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: 1969 

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

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...

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

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: 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...

Speculating on a Dream

Join cantankerous British geologist George Featherstonehaugh as he travels to Madison in 1837 and finds things not as he expected them to be.

Photograph

Compass Training

Date: 1937 

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

Date: 1950-03-16 

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

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...

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.

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: 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: 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...

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

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: 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: 1970 

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

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...

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