Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: The Portage Canal, dug by hand in 1849 and completed in 1851. It was renovated by the Army Corps of Engineers after the Civil War.
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: The Portage canal looking east from the Canal Bridge.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Indian Agency House before restoration.
Date: 1932 ca.
Description: The house served as residence for John and Juliette Kinzie after 1829 when he was appointed as federal Indian Agent. She authored the book, Wau-bun, which...
Description: The government canal locks.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: A view of the Indian Agency House.
Date: 1962 ca.
Description: The Portage Canal between the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers, from the highway 51 crossing near the center of the city.
Date: 1928-02-05 ca.
Description: A view of the Portage Canal, looking east from the canal bridge.
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: A view of the Indian Agency House before restoration.
Description: A small child stands by a rustic wooden gate in a brick archway at the home of William Llewellyn and Zona Gale Breese. The child may be Leslyn, the adopted...
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: A close view of the canal locks.
Date: 1928 after
Description: This room in the home of William Llewellyn and Zone Gale Breese, with desk, wood paneled walls, fireplace, and tile floor served as Ms. Gale's study.
Description: A distant view of the canal locks.
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Steamboats docked in the Portage Canal, which was hand dug beginning in 1849 and completed in 1851. There are industrial buildings on either side of the ca...
Description: One of five aerial views of Portage, including the frozen Wisconsin River.
Description: An interior view of the dining room. This house was restored and furnished by the Colonial Dames in Wisconsin between 1929-1932 acting under the name of th...
Description: The dining room in the home of William Llewellyn and Zona Gale Breese. There is a large fireplace, oriental rug, and matching chandelier and sconces. A la...
Description: Migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field to strike. Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos, an inde...
Description: The Wisconsin River looking downstream. The Wisconsin River end of the canal may be seen at the left.
Description: View down Portage Canal, with trees and open land on either side.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2015 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706