Gratiot Homestead | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Gratiot Homestead


Exterior view of the Gratiot homestead at Gratiot's Grove Site.


Image ID: 38921

Creation Date: 1900 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Shullsburg

County: Lafayette

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Place File**

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PF Shullsburg.5a

Original Dimensions: 4 x 2.75 inches


During the 1830's and 40's, there was a lead mining town at this site founded by Col. Henry Gratiot and Capt. Jean P.B. Gratiot of St. Louis who came here in 1826 to open the lead "diggings." The post office was discontinued in 1846 and soon after, the site became a ghost town. The building in the photograph probably dates from the 1830's.


Cities and towns


Human settlements


Lead mines and mining

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