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City of Milwaukee, 1874. Creator: Robert Hinshelwood Featured Image

City of Milwaukee, 1874. Creator: Robert Hinshelwood

City of Milwaukee, 1874. View of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The name "Milwaukee" carries in its sound the evidence of its Indian origin. It is a modified spelling of "Milwacky", the designation given by the Indians to a small village near the site of the present city, and is said to signify "rich or beautiful land". Like so many of the Western cities that we carelessly call new and young, Milwaukee has a history reaching far beyond the time of written records. Not only are there relics here of very ancient Indian habitations, but the mounds found and opened near the town show unmistakable proofs of the residence of an even earlier race, whose very traditions are now extinct'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]

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Devils Door-way, Devils Lake, Wisconsin, 1874. Creator: Alfred Waud Featured Image

Devils Door-way, Devils Lake, Wisconsin, 1874. Creator: Alfred Waud

Devil's Door-way, Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, 1874. Rock formation in Wisconsin, USA....the Devil's Lake, a sheet of water as pretty as its name is repellent...in the autumn, the contrast of its still, emerald-green waters with the rich colors of the foliage, and the weird forms of its gray rocks, is inexpressibly lovely...from the Devil's Door-way we obtain an excellent view of a portion of the lake, and the serene vale of Kirkwood, with its orchards, and the vineyards...Beyond these are wide reaches of hill and forest, thick with a dusky growth of spruce, pine, birch, oak, and aspen, extending to the water's edge, and abounding with deer and other game'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]

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