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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...
Date: 1870 ca.
Description: Stereoview of the Columbia County Jail.
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.
Description: Stereoview of the Portage Canal.
Date: 1897 ca.
Description: The Indian Agency House when the land was farmed by E.S. Baker of Portage, Wisconsin.
Description: The Guppey Guard, a Wisconsin state militia unit, in formation on a street in Portage.
Description: The commissary warehouse at Fort Winnebago.
Date: 1880 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of Yellow thunder, a Winnebago Chief.
Description: The State Register newspaper office. This paper was published by Andrew Jackson Turner, father of Frederick Jackson Turner noted historian. Andrew Jackson...
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.
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...
Description: Stereoview of the Purdy house.
Description: This map shows landownership, lot and block numbers, streets, a canal, bridges, Fort Winnebago, the Wisconsin River, and the Fox River. Relief is shown by...
Date: 1898 ca.
Description: Ruins of the commissary warehouse at Fort Winnebago, about 1898. Fort Winnebago was closed in 1845 and the land and buildings sold. Today, only the Surge...
Description: Exterior view of the Haertel Brewery which later became the Eulberg Brewery.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: A view of the Columbia County Court House and Post Office.
Date: 1831 ca.
Description: Fort Winnebago, a print published in Mrs. John H. Kinzie's Wau-bun (1856).
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: 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: A view of Fort Winnebago.
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