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Date:  date unknown

Description: Jacques Vieau, agent for the Northwest Fur Company of Montreal, built a trading post here in 1796, on what is now called Jambo Creek after the nickname the...

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: This map shows Lake Wisconsin, roads, highways, parks, resort areas, camps, gardens, and Wisconsin State experimental game and fur farm. The back of the ma...

A Bizarre Story of Scientific Progress

Learn the bizarre story and scientific contributions of Alexis St. Martin, the man who lived over 50 years after a shotgun blasted a hole in his side.

Date: 1892-03 ca.

Description: An Indian sets up a hunting trap, with a rifle resting against a tree in the background.

Historical Essay

De Langlade Fur Trade Pouch

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilled buckskin pouch used by Charles de Langlade to carry his fur trade papers in northern Wisconsin, mid to late 1700s. (Museum object #1955.186)

Date: 1932 ca.

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...

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

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.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the John Jacob Astor House. The building previously housed the American Fur Company.

Photograph

Layton House

Date: 1925 

Description: A front view of the Layton House, which was originally an inn. Signs on the building indicate that at the time of the photograph it was the business of Car...

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

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A man holds a wood stretcher/fleshing beam near his game.

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...

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.

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: 1890 ca.

Description: A drawing of the DuCharme/Grignon house and fur-trading post as it appeared shortly before being razed in about 1892.

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

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...

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)
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