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

Photograph

Boating

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five young boys pose in a rowboat near a large piece of driftwood. Another boat is docked at a pier along the shore.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Villa Louis, also known as Dousman Mansion, in an aerial view.

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:  date unknown

Description: View of the east terrace at Villa Louis. The Dousman's office building is in the background. Relaxing near the home are Louis DeVierville Dousman, Judith D...

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 ca.

Description: Fort Shelby, built by the Americans during the War of 1812. In 1814 the fort surrendered to British forces led by Captain Andrew W. Bulger who renamed it...

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...

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...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Stereograph view of Black Hawk Avenue.

Book or Pamphlet

Artesian Stock Farm

Date: 1884 

Description: Bird's-eye view drawing of the grounds of Villa Louis, the estate of the fur trading Dousman family. After the death of H. Louis Dousman's mother in 1882,...

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: 1911-10-19 

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

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.

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

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...

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: 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.

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