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Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Steamboats docked in the Portage Canal, which was hand dug beginning in 1849 and completed in 1851. There are industrial buildings on either side of the ca...
Date: 1870 ca.
Description: Stereoview of the Portage Canal.
Date: 1831 ca.
Description: Fort Winnebago, a print published in Mrs. John H. Kinzie's Wau-bun (1856).
Description: Fairgrounds. In the foreground is a fence and dwellings.
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: The State Register newspaper office. This paper was published by Andrew Jackson Turner, father of Frederick Jackson Turner noted historian. Andrew Jackson...
Description: The Guppey Guard, a Wisconsin state militia unit, in formation on a street in Portage.
Description: View across road of the Clough house, residence of Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby. A man is standing and holding the hands of two young girls in front of the fenc...
Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of a small child sitting in a chair.
Description: Studio portrait of Yellow thunder, a Winnebago Chief.
Date: 1855 ca.
Description: Fox-Wisconsin portage and canal map, when the canal was not yet built. From a map in the office of the city clerk at Portage. "The old trail, the location...
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: The Turner-Rusch house. Frederick Jackson Turner's family lived here until 1882 when it was purchased by the Rusch Family. Julia Rusch was later (1950) pri...
Description: Drawing of Fort Winnebago (near present-day Portage) that illustrated "Wau-Bun," Juliette Kinzie's memoir of her experiences on the early Wisconsin fronti...
Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul engine #689 on the turn table, surrounded by railroad employees. The pump house is in the background.
Date: 1834 ca.
Description: An early view of Fort Winnebago.
Description: View of Portage including St. Mary's Church.
Description: A view of the Columbia County Court House and Post Office.
Description: The commissary warehouse at Fort Winnebago.
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: A view of the office of the Wisconsin State Resister.
Description: "After painting a number of Fox River scenes, "the artists continued their way to Fond du Lac, at the south end of Lake Winnebago, where they found some mo...
Description: Postcard reproduction of an oil painting of Fort Winnebago, which was built in 1827 by Major William Whistler and a detachment of the First Infantry.
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