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Description: Aline W. Hazard, WHA Homemakers program director, visits a sorghum mill in Prairie du Chien for her on-the-spot reporting of unusual Wisconsin industries.

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Cottage Community

Date: 1971 ca.

Description: A cottage and trailer house community along a river. A Schlitz beer advertising is nailed to a tree and reads, "Move up to Quality / Schlitz / The Beer Tha...

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Villa Louis

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Villa Louis, home of Hercules Dousman.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Diorama in the Milwaukee Public Museum depicting Black Hawk's surrender on August 27, 1832 at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien.

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Villa Louis

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Villa Louis, built by H. Louis Dousman in 1870.

Date: 1961-09-09 ca.

Description: View of three farm buildings on a hillside.

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Dousman Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two members of the Dousman Family relaxing on the porch of Villa Louis.

Date: 1825 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Chippewa (Ojibwa) chief Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck. Painted at the Treaty of Prarie du Chien (1825).

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Dousman Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: Page from photo album showing Nina S. Dousman and three sisters posed outdoors while hiking in a coulee, north of town. Nina is seated and reading. Three o...

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Villa Louis

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Interior view of the front hallway of Villa Louis.

Date: 1923 

Description: Decorated for the 250th celebration of the discovery of the Mississippi River. The ribbons and banners are all American flag themed. The storefront to the...

Date: 1928-09 

Description: A clam fisher in a boat on the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. Attached to the long rod are many small hooks similar to grappling hooks. As the bo...

Date:  

Description: East facade view of Villa Louis with a group of four men, five women (possibly the Dousman family), and two dogs assembled on and around the steps at an en...

Date: 1823 

Description: British evacuation of their fort at Prairie du Chien after the end of the War of 1812. Fort Shelby, the first fort at Prairie du Chien, was built in 1814 b...

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Warehouse

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior of warehouse, said to be the remains of a five story grain elevator.

Date:  

Description: View of the central hall at Villa Louis. The hall is decorated with sculptures, paintings and other decorative items. There is a stairway at left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: South lawn looking west from gazebo toward fountain. A path crosses the foreground, and the Dousman's dog, Folo, lounges on the lawn.

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Villa Louis

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: View from field of Villa Louis, the residence of Hercules L. Dousman.

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Pile-Pontoon Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over the Mississippi River.

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Weighing Guests

Date:  

Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.

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