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Historical Essay

Juneau, Solomon 1793-1856

Fur Trader, Land Speculator, Politician and Founder of Milwaukee

Brief biography of Solomon Juneau, the fur trader, land speculator and politician who helped found Milwaukee.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

Historical Essay

Appleton, Wisconsin

Outagamie County

Discover the history of Appleton, Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Reaume, Charles 1752-1821

Judge

Brief biography of legendary judge Charles Reaume.

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...

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

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'

Date: 1974 

Description: Map of Wisconsin with drawings illustrating historic places and events throughout the state. The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin appears at the top ri...

Photograph

View of Town

Date:  date unknown

Description: 1. Stone Astor Fur Co. building built in 1808. 2. Voth Cottage, built in 1930. 3. Brisbois mansion, built 1808, by Michael Brisbois. 4. Site of Hudson...

Date: 1892-02 

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

Date: 1937 

Description: Pictorial map showing historical events and locations within the state of Wisconsin, as well as waterways and counties. Original caption on the bottom marg...

Date: 1949 

Description: This pictorial map shows the United States west of the Mississippi, including Indian Tribes, historic trails, forts, trading posts, mountain ranges, lakes...

Photograph

Chinchilla Fur Coat

Date: 1951-01-21 

Description: The only "let-out" coat made of matched chinchilla fur in existence is modeled by an unidentified woman at a Milwaukee style show.

Date: 1938 

Description: A woman is seated in front of silver fox pelts hanging from pegs at the Fromm Brothers Fur and Ginseng Farm sale. On the right is a poster of an advertisem...

Date: 1761 

Description: A plan of the Straits of St. Mary and Michilimakinac, to shew the situation and importance of the two westernmost settlements of Canada for the fur trade....

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1859 

Description: Hand-colored engraving showing fur company agents making a distribution of goods to Indians, some of whom are seated on the ground, in a fenced courtyard w...

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

Photograph

Ox Carts with Furs

Date:  

Description: A view showing a line of ox carts loaded with furs leaving the Hudson Bay Company's Post to make the 16 mile trip to avoid the rapids on Slave River. Housi...

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