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    • Racine, Wis. county seat of Racine Co. 1883.

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1883
    • Less than 40 years after its 1845 beginning, Racine was a thriving city with a varied economy based on industry and shipping. Racine College was founded in 1852, and the first high school in the state was established there in 1853. The Horlick...
    • City of Chicago, c1892.

    • Currier & Ives.
    • 1892
    • Only 20 years after the Great Fire of 1871, Chicago was a thriving, congested metropolis, a center for water and rail transportation. The references on this view highlight the stock yards, the McCormick Reaper works, the famous Palmer House hotel,...
    • 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.
    • Sheboygan, Wis., county seat of Sheboygan Cty. 1885

    • Wellge, H.(Henry)
    • 1885
    • Sheboygan was a thriving industrial town on Lake Michigan when this bird’s-eye-view was published. It individually identifies more than 70 factories, businesses, hotels, and public buildings and includes a vignette of The Jacob J. Vollrath Mfg. Co....
    • Panoramic view of Hartford, Washington Co., Wisconsin 1879

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1879
    • Hartford's first settlers built a dam across the Rubicon River in 1844 to provide power for a sawmill. The dam and miilpond feature prominently in this view. In 1906 Louis Kissell and his sons began the manufacture of the Kissel Car here.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Bird's Eye View of Appleton Wisconsin

    • Stoner & Vogt.
    • 1874 '
    • Bird's-eye view map of Appleton, Wisconsin. Map reads: "NOTE.-Since the above cut was engraved, the Fox River Pulp & Paper Co.'s Mammoth Mills have been erected: also the Dickerson Shutter Works and Maxwell & Co.'s Grist Mill." The map included a...
    • Barton, Washington Co., Wisconsin 1878.

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    • 1878
    • Barton was founded under the name Salisbury around 1845, at the site of a "water power" that provided power for a grist mill; a common beginning for many Wisconsin settlements.
    • Birds eye view of Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1875

    • Brosius, H.
    • 1875
    • The locale was named by A.A. Bird in1837, when after nine days travel in wet and gloomy weather, his party reached the site of the village just as the sun broke out. First settlement dates from 1844, and the village was incorporated in 1868.
    • Barton, Washington County, Wisconsin

    • Unknown
    • 1878
    • This bird's-eye-view map of Barton is indexed for parochial and public schools, churches, a convent, the railroad depot, and the post office.
    • Omro, Wis. 1870

    • T.M. Fowler & Co.
    • 1870
    • Omro is said to have been named for an Indian trader, Charles Omro. It benefitted from its location on the Fox River, developing many saw mills and lumber-related industries. Wisconsin's first glass factory was built there in 1876.
    • Stoughton, Wis. 1871

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1871
    • Luke Stoughton founded Stoughton in 1847. With considerable foresight he encouraged businesses and craftsmen to settle there, and persuaded the railroad to reroute its tracks through the village by donating land for a right-of-way and a depot. The...
    • Tomah, Wis. 1870

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1870
    • Tomah was only 14 years old when this birds-eye view was published. Streets are named, public buildings such as schools and churches are identified, and the original layout of neighborhoods is clearly shown. Near the bottom, a locomotive is shown...

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