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Description: This map identifies surveyed areas of the Upper Peninsula and shows lakes, rivers, and islands in portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and upper Can...
Description: In 1847, a year before Wisconsin entered statehood, most of the county shapes in southeastern and southern Wisconsin looked the same as they do today, wher...
Date: 1849-05-17 ca.
Description: Nodaway, Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilkins d...
Date: 1844-10 ca.
Description: A variant of a wood engraving dated October, 1844. Incorporated as the villiage of Southport in 1841 (so-named because it was the southern-most natural har...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: A hand-drawn plat map of Mineral Point, Wisconsin showing street layout and location of buildings.
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: A sixth-plate Daguerreotype of Sophronia Newcomb Larkin, who married Benjamin Franklin Larkin.
Date: 1842 ca.
Description: Large volume rare book entitled "United States Exploring Expedition". During the years 1838-1842 and under the command of Charles Wilkes,U.S.N. An Atlas of...
Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8).
"All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...
Description: Pencil sketch of a cross-section of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.
Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.
Description: This manuscript map, drawn about 1845, shows the township and range grid, villages, post offices, and roads in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties and i...
Description: Portrait of Ellen Clarinda Martin Kneeland.
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.
Description: Bear River Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).
Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6).
"In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, wi...
Description: Lithograph of Southport.
Date: 1849-06-18 ca.
Description: An Indian Burial in a tree; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail)....
Description: Independence Rock (the perceived midway point on the Oregon Trail),Wyoming, with two wagons unhitched at the base of the rock; sketched by Wilkins on his 1...
Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Description: This is a map of northern Illinois and the parts of Wisconsin that had been surveyed by 1842. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead a...
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