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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...
Description: The diesel-powered Zephyr passenger train of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad on the tracks at the depot. The Zephyr was introduced at the Chicago...
Description: A man and two women pose in a four seat buggy. They are wearing suits, dresses and hats. Buildings and a fence appear in the background.
Description: Pilot Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss hydroplane at Prairie du Chien during a flight that was intended to be the first all the way down the Mississippi River...
Description: Fishing nets and implements and boats along the shoreline of the Mississippi River, with buildings visible in the background.
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: Stereograph view of Black Hawk Avenue.
Description: Aviator Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss flying boat on the Mississippi River.
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: 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...
Description: Stereograph of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over the Mississippi River.
Description: South lawn looking west from gazebo toward fountain. A path crosses the foreground, and the Dousman's dog, Folo, lounges on the lawn.
Date: 1931 ca.
Description: Mississippi River from the Brisbois Mansion. Left to right: Dousman House Hotel, railroad station, electrical plant smoke stack, Diamond Jo warehouse, and...
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Prairie du Chien (vicinity) about 1895-1900. Shell buyers with their launches and barges docked at shoreline. Freshwater clam shells were used in the pearl...
Description: View of the East Walkway at Villa Louis. The walk is lined with trees and flower beds.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: Exterior of warehouse, said to be the remains of a five story grain elevator.
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: Stereograph looking northeast from Case's Block.
Description: A horse-drawn carriage pauses along a fence on the right side of a dirt road. Houses stand to the left.
Description: Panoramic view of the east lawn at Villa Louis. The house and office building can be seen at right.
Description: A crowd gathered on the Mississippi River shoreline near Prairie du Chien. They are watching pioneer aviator Hugh Robinson taxi his Curtiss flying boat.
Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".
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