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Shot Tower

Date: 1836-07 

Description: Sketch of the Shot Tower lead mine

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Lithograph of a map drawn to indicate a mine on land owned by Mineral Point Mining Co. in the lead region of southwestern Wisconsin.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Large brick kiln-like structure in field. Built in 1876, the blast furnace was used to salvage additional lead from the slag of 18 area furnaces operating...

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Cokerville Mine

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View down road leading up to the Cokerville Mine. Two horses pulling a wagon are near the road, and automobiles are parked on the right near a building wit...

A Short History of Wisconsin

Read about immigration and economic growth in 19th-century Wisconsin.

Learn about the lead mining boom in southwestern Wisconsin in the early 19th century and the miners who gave Wisconsin its "badger" nickname.
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