A visit to the mines in 1820, at the start of the lead mining heyday.

Visit, to the Mines of Dubuque, on the Upper Mississippi.


Eight years after the death of Julien Dubuque, Henry Schoolcraft visited the Sauk and Fox Indians who were carrying on the lead trade at the site of the region's earliest mines.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin
Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Pub Data: Chapter xii in Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States : extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass in the year 1820 (Albany : E. & E. Hosford, 1821): 340-349
Citation: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe. "Visit, to the Mines of Dubuque, on the Upper Mississippi." Chapter xii in: Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States ... (Albany : E. & E. Hosford, 1821). Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
it(lhbum01453div20)); Visited on: 9/1/2014
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