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Map or Atlas

Kilbourn City, Wis.

Kilbourn City, Wis. | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Bird's-eye map of Kilbourn City, now known as Wisconsin Dells. Kilbourn City was platted in the 1850s and received a boost when the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad bridged the Wisconsin River there. Henry Hamilton Bennett established his photography business there in 1865, and his images of the beauties of the area made it one of Wisconsin's first tourist destinations. The name was changed to Kilbourn in 1895 and to Wisconsin Dells in 1931. This birds eye drawing depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees and the Wisconsin River. A reference key at the bottom of the map shows the location of the Kilbourn City Institute, the public school, city hall, Tanner House, Sash Door & Blind Factory, saw mill, brewery, livery stables, Van Alstine's Wagon & Blacksmith shop, and the city's specific denominational churches (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal and Catholic).
DESCRIPTION
Bird's-eye map of Kilbourn City, now known as Wisconsin Dells. Kilbourn City was platted in the 1850s and received a boost when the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad bridged the Wisconsin River there. Henry Hamilton Bennett established his photography business there in 1865, and his images of the beauties of the area made it one of Wisconsin's first tourist destinations. The name was changed to Kilbourn in 1895 and to Wisconsin Dells in 1931. This birds eye drawing depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees and the Wisconsin River. A reference key at the bottom of the map shows the location of the Kilbourn City Institute, the public school, city hall, Tanner House, Sash Door & Blind Factory, saw mill, brewery, livery stables, Van Alstine's Wagon & Blacksmith shop, and the city's specific denominational churches (Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal and Catholic).
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:12421
Creation Date: 1870
Creator Name:Bailey, H. H. (Howard Heston), 1836-1878
City:Wisconsin Dells
County:Columbia
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:H GX9029 W812 1870 B
Original Dimensions:19 x 15 inches
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Bird's-eye views
Maps
Rivers

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