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Date: 1848 

Description: This map shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marathon, Portage, and W...

Date: 1842 

Description: Menominee war dance, as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay, Wisconsin about 1838. This detail...

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 o...

Date: 1849 

Description: Fort Childs or New Fort Kearny in Nebraska Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...

Date: 1849-05-27 

Description: The wagon train crossing Laramie Creek in Wyoming.

Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: Cathedral Rock in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-07-11 

Description: Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-01-09 

Description: Shows county line boundaries, rivers, and falls. Includes explanation of township and county divisions. Pen and pencil on paper. Title supplied by catalog...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848 

Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: This map shows portions of northern Illinois and Wisconsin surveyed by the map's creation. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead and...

Date: 1845 ca.

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...

Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1844 

Description: Part of a series of local maps, showing a number of burial mounds in the shape of animals near Madison, Wisconsin along military road. The maps also show d...

Date: 1849-07-25 

Description: Fort Bridger in Wyoming, with wagon parts and teepees, where Wilkins camped for a night; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Califo...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Joc-O-Sot, "A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, U.S.A."

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Frauen Zeitung"

Date: 1848-09-27 

Description: The front page of the newsletter "Frauen-Zeitung."

Date: 1849-07-13 

Description: The trail, showing wagon train, that Wilkins was taking to get to the South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Ca...

Date: 1848 

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. Includes certifications signed by "Geo R. Bluntz, District Survey of Grant Co. W.T." and Ben C. Eastman.

Date: 1845 

Description: Page from Increase Lapham's 1845 list of plants of Wisconsin including Oxalidaceae, Zanthoxylaceae, and Anacardiaceae and notations of where and when indiv...

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