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  • Format: Bird’s-eye view
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    • 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.
    • Elroy, Juneau Co., Wisconsin, 1879

    • Stoner, J. J.
    • 1879
    • Elroy was first settled in 1851. The building of a saw mill brought more settlers, but it was not until the arrival of the railroad in 1872 that the village really began to grow. For many years the city was a railroad hub.
    • Birds-eye view of the Village of Mondovi, 1877

    • 1877
    • Yankee settlers moved into the Mondovi area around 1855 and developed a farming village which was incorporated in 1899. This unusually modest view provides none of the usual references indentifying sites of local interest and pride.
    • 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...
    • Geneva, Wis. 1871

    • Bailey, H. H.(Howard Heston) 1836-1878.
    • 1871
    • Settlers from New England moved into the Geneva area in the mid-1830s, displacing the Potowatomi Indians who lived there. The village developed along familiar lines, with saw and grist mills taking advantage of the water power on the site. After...
    • Bird's eye view of Mazomanie, Dane County, Wis., 1875

    • Brosius, H.
    • 1875
    • Among the first settlers in the Mazomanie area were members of the British Temperance Emigration Society. The village was platted in 1855 by a railroad developer who named it Mazomanie, an Indian name he believed meant "iron horse."
    • 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...
    • Bird's eye view of Black Earth 1876.

    • Bremner (D. & Co. Lith.
    • 1876
    • Black Earth was a thriving agricultural village when this view was made in 1876. It individually identifies important public buildings and businesses. Neighborhoods and specific homes are shown in clear detail, as is the course of Black Earth...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Bird's eye view of Racine, Wisconsin 1874

    • Brosius, H.
    • 1874
    • French explorers LaSalle and Hennepin visited the site of Racine in 1679. European settlers arrived in 1835, and the city evolved into a prosperous shipping and manufacturing center, including the J.I. Case farm machinery company. Racine was a...
    • Bird's eye view of Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wis. 1881.

    • 1881
    • Although the first settlers arrived around 1836, it was not until the line of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad intersected with that of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad in 1858 that the village of West Milton became Mliton Junction...


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