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Photograph

Township Map

Date:  

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

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...

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: 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...

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...

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.

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: 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: 1918 ca.

Description: Outdoor view 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 obstac...

Date: 1970 

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

How Wisconsin was Divided

Discover how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery and led to the survey of public lands north of the Ohio River.

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: 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: 1900 

Description: A class of engineering students practicing surveying in front of Science Hall, located on the University of Wisconsin (Madison) campus. Eleven engineering...

Date: 1839 

Description: This map shows the portion of Wisconsin south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. Roads, forts, cities both existing and "planned" and counties are i...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Outdoor 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...

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.

Photograph

Surveying

Date: 1969 

Description: Three men surveying a point in southwestern Wisconsin.

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...

Date: 1950-03-16 

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

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