• Manuscript map of Milwaukee, 1835

    Baird, Henry

    Henry Baird, an early settler of Green Bay, proposed this division of land in Milwaukee in 1835. Milwaukee had few white settlers at this time, and was still largely in the control of three private in…

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  • Manuscript map of Milwaukie [sic]

    Juneau, Solomon Laurent, 1793-1856; Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887

    Early Milwaukee settlers and land speculators Solomon Juneau and Morgan L. Martin conceived this plan for downtown Milwaukee in 1837. Still in its infancy, Milwaukee had a small population and was con…

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  • Plat of the Town of Madison on the Four lakes, July 1, 1836

    Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

    At the territorial convention in Belmont in the fall of 1836, businessman and future territorial governor James Duane Doty sought to make Madison the capital of Wisconsin. Doty owned much of the land…

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