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Date: 1847 

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...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1847 

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...

Map or Atlas

Map of Mineral Point

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...

Date: 1844 

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...

Date: 1849 

Description: Pencil sketch of a cross-section of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1844 

Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.

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...

Date: 1843 

Description: Portrait of Ellen Clarinda Martin Kneeland.

Date: 1849 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe.

Date: 1849-08-02 

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).

Date: 1844 

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...

Date: 1842 ca.

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)....

Date: 1849-07-10 

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...

Drawing

School

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Date: 1842 ca.

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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