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Date:  date unknown

Description: Aerial view of the Prairie du Chien plant of Oscar Mayer & Co.

Photograph

Railroad Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a railroad bridge, constructed of heavy steel that sits on massive stone supports. Wooded hills stand in the background.

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...

Photograph

Boating

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two young boys sit in a rowboat along a lakeshore. A group of people in a boat are visible in the background along the opposite shore.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Black Hawk Avenue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the East Walkway at Villa Louis. The walk is lined with trees and flower beds.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the pile-pontoon railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The bridge was built and patented by John Lawler in 187...

Photograph

Zephyr Locomotive

Date:  date unknown

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...

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...

Photograph

Villa Louis Grounds

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: East view of round canna bed and grotto on Villa Louis grounds. The house can be seen at left.

Date: 1911-10-19 

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.

Photograph

Log Steering

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across water towards two paddle-wheel boats steering logs into a neat, square formation. The boat in the foreground bears the name "Georgie S." Bluffs...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the west lawn at Villa Louis. Several trees and shrubs, a flag pole, and a swimming hole can be seen in the yard. A pontoon rail...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A horse-drawn carriage pauses along a fence on the right side of a dirt road. Houses stand to the left.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of southwest corner of Villa Louis lawn. The house and a path can be seen at right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the "Capitol" excursion steamer pulled up to the bank of the Mississippi. The steamer has three or four decks, and elaborately detai...

Photograph

Villa Louis Grounds

Date:  date unknown

Description: Composite panoramic view showing gazebo, star bed, and southeast corner of the lawn.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of the east lawn at Villa Louis. The house and office building can be seen at right.

Date: 1911-10-19 

Description: Aviator Hugh Robinson and his Curtiss flying boat on the Mississippi River.

Date: 1848 

Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

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