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  • Format: Bird’s-eye view
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    • Merrillan, Jackson County, Wisconsin

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • [1883]
    • Birds-eye-view map. Indexed for points of interest. "Looking from position north east of town." Photocopy. on sheet 46 x 61 cm.
    • Manitowoc, Wis., 1883.

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1883
    • Manitowoc was platted in 1836. The influx of European immigrants in the 1870s is illustrated by the names of business owners and the presence of Norwegian, German, and Polish churches.
    • Plymouth, Wis., Sheboygan County, 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • Plymouth was first settled in 1845 by arrivals from Pennsylvania and New England. Its location on a trail between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac made it a well-known stagecoach stop. Wheat farming and later cheese-making brought growth and prosperity.
    • Marshfield, Wis. 1891

    • Pauli, C. J.
    • 1891
    • Founded in 1868, Marshfield experienced a steady growth based on lumbering and agriculture. William H. Upham, whose Upham Manufacturing Company figures in this view, promoted the city's fortunes. An 1887 fire destroyed much of the city, but by...
    • Bird's Eye View of Stoughton, Wis. 1883

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1883
    • This uncolored bird's-eye view depicts Stoughton in great detail. More than two dozen public buildings and private businesses are individually identified. A steamboat is shown on the mill pond and rail lines in the background.
    • Bird's Eye View of Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin 1870

    • Ruger, A.
    • 1870
    • Baraboo was first settled around 1838, and by 1870 it had become the county seat and the thriving village illustrated here. This birds eye drawing depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees, and a river. A reference key at the bottom of...
    • Darlington, Wis. 1896

    • Pauli, C. J.
    • 1896
    • This turn-of-the-century view of Darlingon depicts natural features and major roads and streets, as well as individually identifying 22 businesses.
    • Birds Eye View of Superior 1893

    • Lagro, Charles
    • 1893
    • Superior's location at the western end of Lake Superior attracted the interest of speculators and settlers in the 1850s, but financial panics delayed the city's growth until the 1880s when the development of iron mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota...
    • Muscoda, Grant Co., Wis. 1879

    • 1879
    • A lead smelter was built at Muscoda in 1835, but the settlement grew slowly until the building of a bridge across the Wisconsin River in 1868.
    • Mauston, Wis. 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • A dam and sawmill were built on the site of Mauston in 1842, but growth was slow until 1866 when the Lemonweir River was bridged. New Lisbon challenged Mauston for the position of county seat, but Mauston won out in 1864.
    • Bird's Eye View of Lancaster, Grant County, Wis., 1875

    • Brosius, H.
    • 1875
    • Lancaster is one of the many southwestern Wisconsin towns created by the lead mining industry. The monument so prominently illustrated here was erected in 1867--the first Civil War monument in Wisconsin.
    • Madison, Wis. and the four lake region

    • c1909.
    • This 1909 bird's-eye view of Madison and the surrounding Four Lakes region shows roads, railroads, selected buildings in Madison, and points of interest around the lakes.
    • Waupun, Wis. 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • Waupun was founded in 1838 by Seymour Wilcox, who later donated the land on which Wisconsin's first state prison was built in 1851. The prison, the most prominent feature of this view, was the state's only prison for adult men and women until 1933.
    • City of Watertown, Wis., Dodge & Jefferson counties 1885

    • Wellge, H.(Henry)
    • 1885
    • Strategically located on the Rock River along the border of Jefferson and Dodge counties, Watertown grew quickly into a prosperous market town. Founded in 1836, by 1855 it was the second largest community in the state. This view made 30 years later...
    • Kaukauna, Wis., Outagamie County 1886

    • Wellge, H.(Henry)
    • 1886
    • The site of Kaukauna was first visited by Jean Nicolet in 1634. Its location on the Fox River made it an important way station in the fur trade, while its waterfalls attracted settlers and industry. Flour milling and lumbering were suceeded by the...
    • Bird's Eye View of Neenah, Wis. 1879

    • Wellge, H.(Henry)
    • 1879
    • Like so many cities, Neenah got its start because of the water power provided by the Fox River. By 1879 paper mills were added to the earlier flour and saw mills. The Kimberly Clark Corporation was founded in the city in 1872.


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