235 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (414) 277–7795
Fax: (414) 277–0645
This extraordinary map, the first of its kind created for any state, is a wonderful way to discover the history, culture, land, and people of Wisconsin. Nearly 1500 points of interest are located on the map, including the sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods near Pepin, the World’s Largest Fish Fry at Port Washington, John Muir’s boyhood farm near Montello, the Honor the Earth Pow Wow at Lac Court Oreilles, the nation’s first kindergarten in Watertown, Hoard’s Dairy Shrine in Fort Atkinson, the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee, the great Peshtigo Fire, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and hundreds of other fascinating places.
The front of the map shows the entire state—topography, roads, waterways, historic sites and historical markers, archaeological areas, physical features and landscapes of cultural significance, notable architecture, areas of ethnic and religious importance, historic communities, festivals and fairs, lighthouses, museums and tours, colleges, parks and recreational trails, rustic roads, and places with celebrated literary, musical, and artistic connections. The back shows many more sites of interest on smaller cultural maps of sixteen cities. All the maps incorporate a shaded relief background that displays Wisconsin’s rich variation in land forms, making it possible to see how local cultures are inextricably linked to regional landscapes. Six small thematic maps emphasize this linkage and show historical changes in vegetation, population patterns, and local economies.
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