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  • Type: Bird’s-eye view
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    • 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...
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1854

    • Robertson, George James.
    • 1854
    • Although published in New York, this bird's-eye view of Milwaukee is extremely faithful to detail. Drawn in 1853 and published in 1854, it shows more than 1,000 buildings. In 1937 the Milwaukee Sentinel issued a facsimile of it on which they...
    • Alma, county seat of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, 1880

    • Brosius, H.
    • 1880
    • Alma was platted and settled in 1855, on a narrow strip of land between high bluffs and the Mississippi River. Its location made it a popular shipping center. By 1880 German settlers dominated the population.
    • 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.
    • Mayville, Wis., Dodge County 1885

    • Norris, Wellge & Co.
    • 1885
    • Mayville followed a standard pattern of settlement, being located at the site of a "water power" on the Rock River. A mill and dam were built in 1845, but the discovery of iron ore in the neighborhood created industrial opportunities, including...
    • Bird's eye view of Peshtigo, Wisconsin Sept. 1871

    • T.M. Fowler & Co.
    • 1871
    • This 1871 view of Preshtigo created before the great fire takes advantage of the tragedy with the added line describing the destruction. This view references the factory boarding house which housed many of the unidentified dead, and the Catholic...
    • 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.
    • Menasha, Wis. 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • Menasha's first white settlers arrived in 1835. Using water power provided by the Fox River, the city became a major producer of all kinds of wood products, as shown by the number of wood-related businesses among the references on this view.
    • Fond du Lac, Wis. 1896

    • Pauli, C. J.
    • 1896
    • A strategic site at the lower end of Lake Winnebago helped make Fond du Lac a transportation hub. The military road between Fort Howard and Fort Crawford passed through its site. In 1836 it missed being chosen the capital of Wisconsin by one vote.
    • Ashland, Lake Superior, Wis. 1890

    • Pauli, C. J.
    • 1890
    • This bird's-eye view of Ashland, with its prominent ore docks, illustrates its importance as a Great Lakes shipping center. Bird's-eye views, based on ground surveys translated into an aerial perspective, were a manifestation of civic pride popular...
    • City of Milwaukee

    • Binner Engraving Co.
    • 1889
    • Birds-eye-view map. Inset views: Schlitz Park -- White Fish Bay Park of the Pabst Brewing Co. Inset views: Schlitz Park -- White Fish Bay Park of the Pabst Brewing Co. Published in the Milwaukee Sentinel: whole no. 15,541, Wednesday morning, Aug....
    • Kilbourn City, Wis. 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • 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...
    • Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee's Parkway

    • [1922]
    • This bird's-eye shows the Milwaukee Parkway as contemplated by the Milwaukee County Planning Commission in 1922. Parks and roads are shown and text provides information about the projected parkway.
    • Bird's eye view of Sauk City, Wis. 1883

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1883
    • Hungarian Count Augustin Haraszthy purchased land at the site in 1842 and promoted settlement by German immigrants. German names feature prominently among the business references of this view, and include August Derleth, owner of a wagon and...


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