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Historic Wisconsin | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

Historic Wisconsin

Historic Wisconsin | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
This map shows cities, historical markers, interstate highways, U.S. highways, state highways, state parks and state forests. The original caption reads, "For thousands of years before the first records were kept prehistoric people developed civilizations on the land which is now Wisconsin. As early as 1634, white men penetrated this unmapped Indian country. They were explorers,missionaries, fur traders, miners, lumberjacks, soldiers, and farmers, and they wrote their chapters in the long history of the State of Wisconsin. Today the rich heritage of thousands of year is preserved in a verity of way at the points of interest listed on this map. Some o them are dedicated to the history of the locality; other present aspects of history that had an effects on the state as a whole. They range in size from multi-building restorations to singe rooms in libraries or courthouses. They are operated by the State Historical Society; by county and local historical societies, many of them affiliated withe State Historical Society; by private groups or individuals; or by civic and patriotic organization. whatever its size or specialty, each one of them helps to tell an integral part of the fascinating story of Wisconsin's past." The map includes text and an index to "Official historical markers." The back of the map provides a descriptive index to museums and other buildings, list of parks and forests, and illustrations.
DESCRIPTION
This map shows cities, historical markers, interstate highways, U.S. highways, state highways, state parks and state forests. The original caption reads, "For thousands of years before the first records were kept prehistoric people developed civilizations on the land which is now Wisconsin. As early as 1634, white men penetrated this unmapped Indian country. They were explorers,missionaries, fur traders, miners, lumberjacks, soldiers, and farmers, and they wrote their chapters in the long history of the State of Wisconsin. Today the rich heritage of thousands of year is preserved in a verity of way at the points of interest listed on this map. Some o them are dedicated to the history of the locality; other present aspects of history that had an effects on the state as a whole. They range in size from multi-building restorations to singe rooms in libraries or courthouses. They are operated by the State Historical Society; by county and local historical societies, many of them affiliated withe State Historical Society; by private groups or individuals; or by civic and patriotic organization. whatever its size or specialty, each one of them helps to tell an integral part of the fascinating story of Wisconsin's past." The map includes text and an index to "Official historical markers." The back of the map provides a descriptive index to museums and other buildings, list of parks and forests, and illustrations.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:121242
Creation Date:circa 1973
Creator Name:State Historical Society of Wisconsin
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State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:H GX902 1973 W
Original Dimensions:38 x 41 cm., on sheet 56 x 44 cm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To view the entire map see Maps and Atlases in Our Collections.
SUBJECTS
State parks and reserves
Maps
Historic sites
Monuments
Tourism

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