Moses Strong describes mining near Mineral Point, 1847

Moses McCure Strong letter, Nov. 8, 1847

Moses McClure Strong came to Wisconsin in 1836 and settled in Mineral Point. Strong speculated heavily in lead mining ventures in Iowa and Lafayette counties and was active in several railroad schemes. This letter to James B. Campbell, dated Nov. 8, 1847, describes the mineral resources of the region and includes a map.

Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin
Creator: Strong, Moses McCure, 1810-1894.
Pub Data: From the Moses McCure Strong Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society (Wis Mss H)
Citation: Strong, Moses McCure. Letter to James B. Campbell, Nov. 8, 1847. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 9/23/2021