Wisconsin Territory

Wisconsin Historic Marker


Wisconsin Territory Historic Marker

Wisconsin Territory Historic Marker; MIneral Point, Wisconsin.  Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution/No Derivative Works).

Wisconsin Territory Marker Inscription

"On July 4, 1836, here in Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly-created Territory of Wisconsin. This Territory, previously attached to Michigan, embraced the vast and important area of what is now the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and portions of North and South Dakota.

Marker Number 137, erected in 1964 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Location: Library Park, Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin." All Wisconsin Historic Markers



Historic Seal of the Territory of Wisconsin from 1847 book on American History; Text preceding the image: "In the foreground is a man ploughing with a span of horses: the middle ground is occupied by a barrel, a cornucopia, an anchor, a sheaf of wheat, a rake, and a pile of lead in bars—the latter, the most important of the mineral products of the State. The two great lakes that border the State—Lakes Michigan and Superior, have their representations; on one of which is seen a sloop, and on the other a steamboat—and on the shore an Indian pointing towards the latter. In the distance is a level prairie, skirted, on the horizon, by a range of woodland, and having on the left a Lighthouse and School Building, and in the centre the State-house of Wisconsin. In a semicircle above are the words: Civiiitas Suecessit Barharmn, Civilization has succeeded Barbarism. At the bottom of the Seal is the date of the formation of the Territorial Government, Fourth OF July, 1836, and around the Seal, in Roman capitals, the words, The Great SEAL of the Territory of Wisconsin."  Photo by Internet Archive Book Images/Flickr (public domain image).

Historic seal of the Territory of Wisconsin

Drawing representing Wisconsin; from 1902 book on American history.  Photo by Internet Archive Book Images/Flickr (public domain image).

1902 drawing representing Wisconsin