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Date: 1956 

Description: Constructing the Madeline Island Historical Museum in La Pointe which consists of four separate buildings. L-to-r: jail; American Fur Trade storage buildin...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Historic marker placed on the site of the first cabin built in Milwaukee, 1795. A replica cabin is behind. The plaque says: On this site the first permane...

Date: 1922 

Description: The American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (Madeline Island), and on th...

Photograph

Lakeside Mink Ranch

Date:  

Description: Aerial view of the Lakeside Mink Ranch, operated by Robert "Bud" Quinn. Spreading over 15 acres, the Ranch was one of the first operations to breed mink in...

Read about the early French explorers who mapped and described the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

Read about the fur trade conducted with the Wisconsin Indians over two centuries by first the French, then the British, and finally the Americans.

Historical Essay

Madison's Fur Traders

The First White Men in Madison

The first white residents of Madison were fur traders Wallace Rowan, Olivier Ammel and Michel St. Cyr.

Date: 1922 

Description: Detail of the entrance of the American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (M...

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

Date: 1892-02 

Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

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: Inset of head and shoulders portrait of "Queen Marinette," along with an image of her home, which was one of the earliest houses in Marinette. She was the...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Old Northwest Fur Trading Post.

Date:  

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...

Learn how white contact disrupted and transformed Indian life in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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...

Historical Essay

Beaver Top Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Top hat made from beaver felt and worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin, c. 1825. (Museum object #1968.644)

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.

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