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Early Lead Mine

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Description: Exterior of a badger-type early Wisconsin lead mine.
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Hughlett's Smelting Furnace

Date: May 1866
Description: Engraved exterior view of a smelting furnace with a small group of men with horses gathered in front.
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Lead Region of the Upper Mississippi River

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved view of miners and hillside mines in the Lead Region.
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Lead-Mining Furnace

Date: 1853
Description: Engraved exterior view of a lead mining furnace. A man sits in a horse-drawn wagon at the left of the building.
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Prospecting for Lead

Date: June 1949
Description: Gophering, or prospecting for lead using a windlass at Maplewood Farm.
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Weighing Pig Lead

Date: May 1866
Description: Engraved view of two men in a train locomotive observing the weighing of pig lead. Several bars of lead are stacked near the scale.
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Open Hearth Lead Furnace

Date: 1872
Description: Galena (lead sulfide) was melted at this open hearth furnace owned by Richard Straw and Company on the Roundtree Branch of the Little Platte River. The men...
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Mullen Mine #2

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Description: Lead and zinc mine
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Abandoned Mine

Date: 1935
Description: Spoils of an abandoned lead mineshaft.
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Cross Section of Lead Mine

Date: 1844
Description: Cross section drawing of a Wisconsin lead mine.
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Pit at Lead Mine

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Description: Pit at Hazel Green lead mine.
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Miners Grading Ore

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Description: Miners probably grading galena (lead) ore by putting pieces in drums with holes and letting smaller ones fall through.
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Miners at Diner

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Description: Zinc miners at tables in the dining hall near.
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Dodgeville Mine

Date: 1945
Description: A lead and zinc mine near Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
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Railroad Tracks

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Description: View down railroad tracks that lead to industrial buildings and a smokestack. A caption on the image reads, "Zink (Zinc) Works, Mineral Point, Wis."
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Crew of the Optimal Mine

Date: 1895
Description: Outdoor group portrait of the miners who work at Optimal Mine. They are seated outdoors on the grass, and are wearing work clothes and hats.

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