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The Landing of Jean Nicolet

Date: 1907
Description: Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin and was a prominent French explorer who, for many years, lived among the Indians of Quebec...

Salmon Fishing

Date: 10 07 1977
Description: Man and woman napping on the rocks with their hats down over their eyes as they fish for salmon.
Map or Atlas

Expedition Map of Major S.H. Long

Date: 1823
Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...
Map or Atlas

The State of Wisconsin Compiled from the Latest Authorities

Date: 1856
Description: This map show the surveyed southern part of state and includes "profile of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road." Counties are shown in pink, green, blu...
Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1886
Description: This map shows U.S. land offices, completed railroads, railroad land grant limits, lakes, rivers, and Indian reservations. Communities, lakes, and rivers a...
Map or Atlas

Sectional Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1874
Description: This map shows lakes, rivers, state, county, and town boundaries, as well as railroads completed, in progress, and contemplated. The map includes a color d...

Lake Michigan Freighter

Date: 1910
Description: Lake Michigan freighter with smoke billowing from smokestack. View from from bow looking back toward stern.

Family at the Beach

Date: 1890
Description: A man and three boys in swimming suits at the beach. Presumably, Lake Michigan.

The Burning of Chicago

Date: 1871
Description: Bird's-eye view of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871. The hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives.

Schooner Leaving Milwaukee Harbor

Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...

Milwaukee Bathing Beach

Date: 1910
Description: Popular bathing beaches like this one on Lake Michigan offered relief from the heat as well as the opportunity to be seen in the latest fashions of the 191...
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1848
Description: In 1849, northern Wisconsin was composed of huge sectional regions such as Chippewa, Portage, Brown and Crawford, whereas southern Wisconsin was constitute...

Ships in Harbor

Description: View of ships docked at the foot of Clinton Street.

The "Ann Arbor No. 7"

Description: View from shoreline towards the screw ferry, "Ann Arbor No. 7." The ferry was later named "Viking," then "Viking I."

Ferry at Frankfort

Description: The screw ferry, Ann Arbor No. 7, at Frankfort. Later named Viking, then Viking I. Caption reads: "Frankfort, Mich."
Map or Atlas

Routes of the Goodrich Steamship Lines

Date: 1930
Description: Page 8 of the 1930 schedule is a map of the routes of the Goodrich Steamship Lines in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

The Great White Liner, "South American," the World's Finest Vacation on your own Great Lakes

Date: 1931
Description: Chicago, Duluth and Georgian Bay Transit Co. of Chicago, Illinois' screw passenger cruise vessel, "South American."

Launch of the Steamer "Petoskey"

Date: 04 20 1888
Description: The launching of the screw passenger and freight vessel, "Petoskey," on April 20, 1888 at Burger and Burger Builders, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Lady Elgin Docked

Date: 1859
Description: Lithograph from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, at her wharf in Chicago, Illinois in 1860. From a pho...

The "Milwaukee" Sidewheel

Description: The sidewheel passenger and freight, "Milwaukee," at Dewey Hill, Grand Haven, Michigan, at the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway depot.

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