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Photograph

Post Office

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across street of a group of men standing on the wooden sidewalk in front of the post office/general store. Above the door is a sign for the "Post Offi...

Date: 1985-06-01 

Description: William Meyer, owner of the Kickapoo Orchard at Gays Mills, adds pollen to beehives to help in pollination.

Photograph

Dousman Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Page from photo album showing Nina S. Dousman and three sisters posed outdoors while hiking in a coulee, north of town. Nina is seated and reading. Three o...

Date: 1922 

Description: View across street of commercial buildings, with a tree-lined hill in the far background. A group of men and women are standing on the porch of the brick b...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from a hill towards houses and outbuildings. A man stands on a board sidewalk in front of a group of houses. A woman and young girl stand near the ent...

Date: 1931 

Description: View from shoreline of a crane lifting machinery to workers at the top of the bridge during construction. Words on the crane reads, "Stevens Brothers and S...

Date: 1912-02-01 

Description: Photographic postcard of the toll bridge that spans the Wisconsin River. Part of the bridge is covered. Several men stand along the railing. A sign warns "...

Photograph

Depot and Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: View towards railroad depot with trains on railroad tracks on the left and right. In the foreground is a pile of gravel. There is a group of people on and...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A man dives off a pier into the Mississippi River. Another man is swimming in the water, while other men and boys stand on the floating pier.

Date: 1931 

Description: The entrance to the bridge during construction. A worker works on the side of the bridge on the right. Other workers in the middle of the bridge lay boards...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the De Soto depot. A locomotive, blowing steam, is approaching the platform, where a small group of people waits to board. A boxcar on the...

Date: 1825 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Chippewa (Ojibwa) chief Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck. Painted at the Treaty of Prarie du Chien (1825).

Photograph

Weighing Guests

Date:  

Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the "Capitol" excursion steamer pulled up to the bank of the Mississippi. The steamer has three or four decks, and elaborately detai...

Date: 1914 

Description: View of a man, who is apparently blind in one eye, sitting on the running board of a Model T Ford touring automobile outdoors. A young girl is sitting in t...

Photograph

Halfway House

Date: 1924 

Description: A copy of an old photograph of the W. McAuley Halfway House, an inn between Prairie du Chien and Viroqua. Mr. McAuley sits on a chair while a granddaughter...

Date: 1911-10-19 

Description: Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss hydroplane at Prairie du Chien during a flight that was intended to be the first all the way down the Mississippi River...

Photograph

Old Stone House

Date:  date unknown

Description: View over fence of a family posing on the porch of a stone house. Text on photograph says: "Old Stone House Erected About 1800 for an Indian School."

Date: 1935-12-24 

Description: Christmas photographic postcard to C.L. Harrington from: David Wedgwood, Ben King, Marvin F Hartman, Bryan W. Brewer, Joseph L. Young, Bill Fischer, Jim Da...

Date: 1898 

Description: Group of twelve people, including Nina Dousman, gathered around a table outdoors, with a fountain spouting water in the background. Four people play cards...

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