Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1830 | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1830

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DESCRIPTION

The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Lewis in 1848 and published in Germany in 1854 as "The Valley of the Mississippi." Lewis relied heavily on the work of his friend, fellow artist, and soldier Seth Eastman who was stationed at the fort in 1830, so his depiction can be considered accurate. Because of the frequent flooding of the Mississippi River, a second Fort Crawford was built on higher ground and occupied about 1831.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 22616

Creation Date: 1848 

Creator Name: Lewis, Henry

City: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Rare Books

Genre: Drawing

Original Format Type: prints, fine-art

Original Format Number: F353 L672

Original Dimensions: 10.25 x 7 inches

SUBJECTS

Boats and boating

Botany

Fortification

Land

Landscape

Military art and science

Mississippi River

Transportation

Trees

Water

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