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Date: 1800 after

Description: This map is ink and watercolor on paper and shows the main channel and sand bars in the Mississippi River between villages.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Color enhanced aerial view of the village of DeSoto, looking north along the Mississippi River.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The old Indian agent's house.

Photograph

Blacksmith Shop

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across road of a man in overalls standing in front of the Dobson Brothers General Blacksmith and Repair Shop. The Methodist Evangelical...

Photograph

Bell Center Depot

Date: 1916 

Description: Exterior view of the Bell Center depot with five men posing on the platform.

Postcard

High School

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: High School built in 1896. George Fairfield, President of the Board of Education.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Prairie du Chien (vicinity) about 1895-1900. Shell buyers with their launches and barges docked at shoreline. Freshwater clam shells were used in the pearl...

Photograph

Cottage Community

Date: 1971 ca.

Description: A cottage and trailer house community along a river. A Schlitz beer advertising is nailed to a tree and reads, "Move up to Quality / Schlitz / The Beer Tha...

Date: 1908 before

Description: St. Gabriel's Church. The parish was organized in 1817, the site of this church was acquired in 1836, and building began in 1839 under Father Cretin; Fathe...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Black and white photographic postcard view of De Soto, taken from the cliff south of town, looking north along the Mississippi River.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View of a plaque about the orchards.

Photograph

Galtier Tomb

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Galtier tomb, burial place of Father Lucien Galtier who was chaplain of the parish from 1847 to 1866.

Photograph

Bird's Eye View

Date: 1909 

Description: View from hill down towards homes and businesses surrounded by more hills. A bridge over the Kickapoo River is in the center. Railroad cars are parked on t...

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1864 

Description: Fort Crawford was decommissioned in 1856, having outlived its usefulness as a frontier post. During the Civil War, however, it functioned as a military ho...

Photograph

Barnum Depot

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from along railroad tracks of a train arriving at the depot. There is a child in the doorway of the depot, and a woman in the background is carrying a...

Drawing

Fort Crawford

Date: 1817 

Description: Forth Crawford (1816-1831).

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...

Photograph

French Cemetery

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Graves of Joseph Rolette and his daughter, Elizabeth. Rolette died in 1842. The cemetery itself may date as early as the middle of the 17th Century.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: View of the Burlington Railroad tracks south of the city, near Campion College.

Date: 1915-06-12 

Description: People standing among the broken remains of the Tim Finley farm after a killer tornado. A woman in the center is standing on a mattress. Two people were ki...

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