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Links

The following links are additional references and resources that may supply further information.

Westby Area Historical Society - An educational organization that encourages, preserves, advances, and disseminates the history of Westby, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Society - Search the collections for information on Vernon County.

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center - Since 1982, the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (MVAC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L) has been involved in researching, preserving, and teaching about the archaeological resources of the Upper Mississippi River region.

ECHO - Exploring Cultural History Online hosted by the Winding Rivers Library System. You can search the ECHO collection for photos and postcards from archives around Vernon County.

Recollection Wisconsin - Find objects and images from Vernon County's history within the "Stories from Wisconsin Collections"

120 pictures of Vernon County - Photogrammar is a web site hosted by Yale University in association with the National Endowment for the Humanities that contains 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

Looking for historic places in Vernon County? Wikipedia has the National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Archaeology, Round Barns, Historic Houses and other buildings and sites are listed. References at the bottom of the page provide resources for more information.

Looking for pictures of historic places in Vernon County? You can search the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey for Vernon County, Wisconsin. People, places and more...

Vernon County On-Line Survey Files - Vernon County has scanned and converted into digital format a significant volume of maps and information regularly used by professional land surveyors working in the county. This information consists of Public Land Survey (PLS) tie sheets, plat of survey maps, PLS government plat maps, 1967 Corp of Engineer maps for the Kickapoo Valley Flood Control Project, 1896 & 1931 plat book pages, and reference documents pertaining to both Vernon County's CSM Review Ordinance and the PLS Bounty Program. These digital files are in Adobe .pdf format and can be downloaded from this site without charge. Click here for more information on this resource from Vernon County.

Historic Map Works - A company formed to create a historic digital map database of North America and the world. There are many Vernon County historical plat maps, township maps and directories available for viewing on this site.

Wisconsin Historic Aerial Imagery Finder - WHAIFinder provides free online access to over 38,000 aerial photographs of Wisconsin from 1937-1941.

Viroqua Post Office Mural - Post Office Artwork in Wisconsin - ..."Often mistaken for WPA art, post office murals were actually executed by artists working for the Section of Fine Arts. Commonly known as "the Section"... "By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people." from "Articles from EnRoute: Off The Wall: New Deal Post Office Murals" by Patricia Raynor.
To learn more about the Works Progress Administration and the art that was created, go to wpamurals.com