Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, re-garrisoned in 1827, and finally abandoned in 1831 in favor of the newly built fort.
Image ID: 5385
Creation Date: 1840 ca.
Creator Name: Brower, A.
City: Prairie du Chien
Collection Name: Villa Louis Collection
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: VLP72/VL1990.6
Original Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
The Villa Louis Collection documents the family of Louis and Nina Dousman during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. The Dousman family, descendants of fur trade magnate Hercules Dousman, cultivated the life of country aristocracy and amassed the trappings of Victorian wealth and grandeur along the banks of the Mississippi River.
Military art and science
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