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Date:  date unknown

Description: The former Astor (American Fur Trading Company) post building, now a museum of local history and fur trading history. There is a sign reading, "The Riversi...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house was located amongst the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians, and is where Holzlhuber took shelter one night after he and his large group danced with the f...

Date: 1860 

Description: Nine men arrive at Fort William by canoe. Fort William, also called Kaministiguia, was the Hudson's Bay fur trading post.

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Description: Ruins of the Ducharme/Grignon House in Kaukauna built during the French fur trade period of Wisconsin history. The left portion of the building was built...

Historical Essay

The War of 1812

Learn about the War of 1812 in Wisconsin when the British relinquished control over that territory and Americans took over the fur trade in the region.

Book or Pamphlet

1812 Fur Trade Engagement

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.

Date: 1892 

Description: Illustration of "Voyageur with Tumpline". A tumpline is a strap attached at both ends to a load and used to carry the object by placing the strap over the...

French Fur Trader

Learn about one of the first French fur traders to visit Wisconsin. Read about his experiences with Indian tribes and his exploration of the countryside.

Photograph

Fur Workers Rally

Date: 1963-05-28 

Description: Fur workers rally outside the Radley Fur Company.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Wausau, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 4 description and supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Wisconsin Historical Museum Field Trip

Take a field trip to the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison! Students will learn about Wisconsin archaeology, the fur trade, and native people.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait engraving of Solomon Laurent Juneau (1793-1856), Wisconsin fur trader and politician.

Learn the history of fur farming in Wisconsin.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of two men riding on top of a horse-drawn wagon loaded with animal hides. They are driving on a street in a small town near two four-story f...

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: A fur trade engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher, written in French.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Former building of the Astor Company, also known as the Brisbois Fur Trading Post. At the time this photograph was taken, the structure was occupied by Ben...

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