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Steamers on the Tributaries of the Mississippi

Date: 1858
Description: In August 1858, H√∂lzlhuber traveled up the St. Croix River to Stillwater, Minnesota, on the steamship Winona. He noted the upper Mississippi's tribu...
Photograph

Car Ferry

Date: 1920
Description: The Cassville Ferry with three cars and passengers, crossing the Mississippi River from Cassville to Turkey River, Iowa.
Photograph

Swimming in the Mississippi River

Date: 1890
Description: View across water towards men and boys swimming and splashing in the Mississippi River. Alma is in the background on the far shoreline.
Photograph

Frazzle Ice

Date: November 20 1959
Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma.
Photograph

Woman with Fish

Date: 1975
Description: Woman in a boat showing a fish she has just caught on the Mississippi River.
Print

Joliet and Marquette

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Description: Father Marquette and Joliet at the Mississippi River.
Painting

Bad Axe Battleground

Date: 1856
Description: This landscape painting by Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson depicts a broad view of the confluence of Bad Axe and Mississippi Rivers; site of...
Painting

Marquette and Joliet

Date: 1921
Description: Painted scene of an Indian guide paddling, Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary standing, and Louis Joliet, a fur trader paddling, in a canoe exploring t...
Photograph

Mississippi River View

Date: 1902
Description: Hand-colored Mississippi River view with steamboat and rowboat in the river.
Photograph

The "Lion" Steamboat

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Description: View of the steamboat the "Lion" on the Mississippi River, at sunset.
Map or Atlas

The State of Wisconsin Compiled from the Latest Authorities

Date: 1856
Description: This map show the surveyed southern part of state and includes "profile of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road." Counties are shown in pink, green, blu...
Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1886
Description: This map shows U.S. land offices, completed railroads, railroad land grant limits, lakes, rivers, and Indian reservations. Communities, lakes, and rivers a...
Map or Atlas

Sectional Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1874
Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, state, county, and town boundaries, as well as railroads completed, in progress, and contemplated. The map includes a color d...
Map or Atlas

Prairie du Chien Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1870
Description: During the War of 1812, the only battle fought in Wisconsin was in Prairie du Chien, in 1814. Made fifty-six years later, this birds eye drawing depicts th...
Map or Atlas

Cours du Mississippi

Date: 1803
Description: Cours du Mississippi : comprenant la Louisiane, les 2 Florides, une partie des Etats-Unis, et pays adjacents.
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848
Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...
Photograph

Steamboat "Canada"

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Description: The steamboat "Canada" at dock; cargo on lower deck, passengers on upper deck, and crowd waiting on the dock. The "Canada" was built in 1858, dismantled in...
Photograph

Raft Boats in Winter Quarters

Date: 1872
Description: Elevated view of nine rafters wintering at Reed's Landing. At left is Hiram Price, with L.W. Crane beside her. Third is Annie Girdon w...
Photograph

Belle of La Crosse at a Landing on the Upper Mississippi River

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Description: The sidewheel packet, Belle of La Crosse, at a landing on the Upper Mississippi River. The sidewheel was built in 1868 and burned while in winter qu...
Photograph

Bow View of the "Sidney"

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Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".

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