The history of Wisconsin in the second half of the 19th century recounts the emergence of a distinct regional culture from a formidable mixture of Native American and French-Canadian peoples resident in the state for centuries, Anglo-American migrants who created a state Constitution, and civil, religious, and educational institutions; and a host of immigrants from Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe who came to the state to stay, bringing their social patterns, religious and political ideas, attitudes toward the land, their art, and their music.
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Map Credit: Found on American Memory, a digital library project from the Library of Congress.

Township map of Wisconsin showing The Milwaukee & Horicon Rail Road and its connections. Vliet, Jasper. CREATED/PUBLISHED N[ew] Y[ork], 1857. NOTES Scale ca. 1:1,400,000. Entered according to an act of Congress in the District of Wisconsin in the year of 1857 by Jos. Hamilton. Description derived from published bibliography. SUMMARY Map of Wisconsin and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, state boundaries, township lines, cities, and towns. REFERENCE LC Railroad maps, 463 SUBJECTS Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad. Railroads--Wisconsin--Maps. United States--Wisconsin. RELATED NAMES Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad. MEDIUM col. map 46 x 41 cm. CALL NUMBER G4121.P3 1857 .V55 RR 463 CONTROL NUMBER 98688714 REPOSITORY Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA

A Brief History of Wisconsin, part of The Wisconsin Mosaic project, was created by Jeff Gibbens, Muriel Gunderson, Cheng Shang, Carrie Seib, and Allen Verbrugge for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies class "Special Collections in the Digital Environment"; Marija Dalbello instructor.

Please send comments or questions to Carrie Seib.

Date: April 17, 2000