Wisconsin

WISCONSIN OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:

Various sources list the first map published as 1914, 1915, and 1917. The earliest map in the Wisconsin DOT collection is the 1917 edition. The 1918 and 1919 maps are in a booklet with stats and info on Wisconsin. The Map is folded and pasted onto the back cover.

A note on maps issued in the mid to late 1920s indicates that three other variations were printed: 1) a pocket highway map, 2) a cloth mounted highway wall map, and 3) a highway service map, issued weekly from May to October.

The 1982 map is completely undated. The 1983-84 map has a picture of an iceboat on the back side, with “WS 3848” printed on the hull. According to the Wisconsin DOT, this is a code for the date, 1983-84, although this same code appears on the 1985-86 map, which is dated in the legend.

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Wisconsin Maps:
1916; dtd map (July 1); bw txt cover with folded map inside; unfolded 20 x 27
1917; reported by Wisconsin DOT
1918; dtd cvr; bw txt with State Trunk Highway 92 sign; 4.5 x 7 (16 page booklet w/attached map)
1919; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1918
1920; dtd cvr; bw txt with State Trunk Highway 92 sign; 4.25 x 9 (48 page booklet)
1921; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1920
1922; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1920
1923; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1920
1924; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed on one side only; unfolded 21.25 x 24.5
1925; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1924
1926; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1924
1927; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1924
1928; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1924
1929; reported by Wisconsin DOT
1930; dtd bk cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4.5 x 7.5
1931; dtd bk cvr; otherwise same as 1930
1932; dtd bk cvr; otherwise same as 1930
1933; dtd bk cvr; otherwise same as 1930
1934; dtd bk cvr; otherwise same as 1930
1935; dtd cvr; blue txt cvr with st seal; 4.5 x 7.5
1936; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of tree & river; 4.25 x 7.5
1937; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of Native American by lake; 4.25 x 7.5
1938; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of hwy in birch bark dwg; 4.25 x 7.5
1939; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of river in birch bark dwg; 4.25 x 7.5
1940; dtd cvr; brown tint, otherwise same as 1939
1941; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of waterfall; 4 x 7
1942; dtd cvr; green tint bw photo of cows in lake; 4 x 7
1943; dtd cvr (Mar 1); otherwise same as 1942
1944; no map issued per Wisconsin DOT
1945; dtd cvr (Jan); orange tint bw photo of st cptl bldg; 4 x 7
1946; dtd cvr (Jan); same as 1945 exc blue tint
1947; dtd cvr (Apr); otherwise same as 1946
1948; dtd cvr; clr photo of Native American pointing; 4 x 7
1949; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1950; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl bldg; 4 x 7
1951; dtd cvr; clr photo of car on hwy with trees in autumn; 4 x 7
1952; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl bldg; 4 x 9.25
      [3 known versions: {no bridge at La Crosse}, {stamp “New LaCrosse Bridge Not Shown”},
      {bridge shown at La Crosse}]
1953; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1952 A
1954; dtd cvr; clr photo of rowboat an autumn trees; 4 x 9.25
1955; dtd cvr; clr photo of boy fishing; 4 x 9.25
1956; dtd cvr; clr photo of boat in Wisconsin Dells; 4 x 9.25
1957; dtd cvr; clr photo of lake with boat; 4 x 9.25
1958; dtd cvr; clr dwg of “Wisconsin Welcomes You” sign; 4 x 9.25
1959; dtd cvr; clr photo of family picnicking; 4 x 9.25
1960; dtd cvr; clr photo of woman sitting by small waterfall; 4 x 9.25
1961; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo “Great River Road, Wisconsin”; 4 x 9.25
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo “Duluth-Superior Bridge”; 4 x 9.25
1963; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Wisconsin Welcomes You” sign; 4.5 x 7.5
1964; dtd cvr; clr photo “Interstate highway rest area”; 3.75 x 7.5
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo “Free ferry-S.T.H. 113-Merrimac”; 3.75 x 7.5
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo “State Capitol”; 3.75 x 7.5
1967; dtd cvr; clr dwg of skier, fisherman, hunter, boaters in state outline; 3.75 x 7.5
1968; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl bldg in spring; 3.75 x 7.5
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo “Overlook at Peninsula State Park” (ci); 3.75 x 7.5
1970; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo of fwy interchange; 3.75 x 7.5
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo of family picnicking “Rest area”; 3.75 x 7.5
1972; dtd cvr; clr dwg of Wisconsin sights in state outline; 3.75 x 7.5
1973; dtd cvr; clr dwg of hwy signs and state map; 3.75 x 7.5
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo of car on hwy; 3.75 x 7.5
1975; dtd cvr; clr dwg of horseback rider, kayaker, and campers; 3.75 x 7.5
1976; dtd cvr; orange tint bw photos of wagon, train, bus, etc.; 3.75 x 7.5
1977; no map issued per Wisconsin DOT
1978-79; dtd cvr; clr photo of car on hwy; 3.75 x 7.5
      [2 known versions: {Gov. Schreiber on bk cvr}, {Gov. Dreyfus on bk cvr}]
1980-81; dtd cvr; clr photo of lake 3.75 x 7.5
[1982]; not dtd (see notes); otherwise same as 1980-81
[1983-84]; not dtd (see notes); clr photo of hwy along Mississippi River; 3.75 x 7.5
1985-86; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as [1983-84]
1987-88; dtd lgnd; clr photo of sailboat and Milwaukee skyline; 3.75 x 8.75
1989-90; dtd lgnd; clr photo of garden with pond; 3.75 x 8.75
1991-92; dtd lgnd; clr photo of boats and Milwaukee skyline; 3.75 x 8.75
1993-94; dtd cvr; 4 clr photos: airplane, barge, hwy by bluffs, train on bridge; 3.75 x 8.75
1995-96; dtd cvr; clr photo of car on hwy; 3.75 x 8.75
1997-98; dtd cvr; clr photo of windsurfer; 3.75 x 8.75
1999; dtd cvr; clr photo of road and autumn trees; 3.75 x 8.75
      [3 known versions: { }. {errata for Campbellsport, Hartford, and Oconomowoc stamped in black ink},
      {errata for Campbellsport, Hartford, and Oconomowoc stamped in red ink}]
2000-01; dtd cvr; clr photo of canoe on river in forest; 3.75 x 8.75
2001-02; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 2000-01
2003-04; dtd cvr; clr photo “Lake Mendota, Madison” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
2004-05; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 2003-04
2006; dtd cvr; clr photo “Peninsula State Park, Door County” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
2007; dtd cvr; clr photo of hay bales; 3.75 x 8.75
2008; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 2007
2010; dtd cvr; clr photo “WIS 237, Douglas County” (ci); 3.75 x 8.75
2013-14; dtd cvr; clr dwg of log, lake, pine trees; 3.75 x 8.75

Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions Maps:
1995; dtd cvr; clr photo recreational items (balloons, football helmet, skis, etc.); 3.75 x 8.75
1997 A; dtd cvr; dtd lgnd (1993-94); clr photos of st capitol and two lake scenes; 3.75 x 8.75
1997 B; dtd cvr; dtd lgnd (1995-96); clr photos of WI items (Packer helmet, cranberries, etc.) on red bkgrd; 4 x 9
1998; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1997 B with white bkgrd
2000; dtd lgnd (2000-01); bw photo of couple with a picnic basket; 4 x 9
2001; dtd cvr; clr photo of Miller Park (baseball stadium); 3.75 x 8.75
2002; dtd cvr; clr photo of Tommy Bartlett water skiers; 3.75 x 8.75
2003; dtd cvr; clr photo of Green Bay Packers Pro Shop; 3.75 x 7.2
2004; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Upper Dells Boat Tours”; 3.75 x 7.25
2005; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Original Wisconsin Ducks”; 3.75 x 7.25
2006; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Lower Dells of the Wisconsin River”; 3.75 x 7.25
2007; dtd cvr; clr photo of “House on the Rock at Spring Green”; 3.75 x 7.25
2008; dtd cvr; clr photo of boy on surf board at Kalahari Resort; 3.75 x 7.25
2009; dtd cvr; clr photo of a clown and other Circus World entertainers; 3.75 x 7.25
2010; dtd cvr; clr photo of a climbing wall; 3.75 x 7.25
2012; dtd cvr; clr photo of skiiers at the Dells; 3.75 x 7.25

Wisconsin Zephyr Gasoline Maps:
1969; dtd on map; blue tinted photo of I-75 and Zephyr sign; 3.5 x 7.25 (MI map on one side)
1970; dtd on map; blue tinted photo of I-75 with Zephyr & Osceola signs (MI map on one side); 3.75 x 7.5
1971; dtd mileage table; blue tinted photo of I-75 and Zephyr sign (MI map on one side); 3.5 x 7.5
1973; dtd on map; otherwise same as 1969 (MI map on one side)