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Photograph

Portage Fairgrounds

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Fairgrounds. In the foreground is a fence and dwellings.

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: 1868 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Portage, with insets of the Court House and the Public School.

Painting

Portage Painting

Date: 1856 

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...

Photograph

Clough House

Date: 1870 ca.

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...

Photograph

Turner-Rusch House

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...

Photograph

Portage Railroad

Date: 1884 

Description: A group of men and boys posed around Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway locomotive # 313, a switch engine. The Fox House is in the background.

Photograph

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: The commissary warehouse at Fort Winnebago.

Photograph

Guppey Guard

Date: 1877-06 

Description: The Guppey Guard, a Wisconsin state militia unit, in formation on a street in Portage.

Photograph

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834 

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.

Photograph

Yellow Thunder

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of Yellow thunder, a Winnebago Chief.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Church built in 1855 for First Presbyterian congregation. In May 1892, fire destroyed the interior. The congregation sold the damaged building to the Bapti...

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...

Date: 1836 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, a proposed canal basin, Fort Winnebago, and the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers. Relief is shown by hachures and no...

Photograph

Portage View

Date: 1856 

Description: View of Portage including St. Mary's Church.

Drawing

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Winnebago.

Photograph

Portage Canal

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...

Drawing

Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834 ca.

Description: An early view of Fort Winnebago.

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a fisherman with his lure, spear, and catch.

Photograph

Portage Canal

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the Portage Canal.

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