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Black Hawk Tree

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Black Hawk Tree in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin. It was rumored that Chief Black Hawk hid within this tree to escape soldiers from Fort Crawford.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: The Benedict Octagon House, built about 1843.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The Benedict House. Built by Dr. Alonzo Benedict and designed for two families. The original roof did not function correctly, so the builder put on a secon...


Beaumont Memorial

Date: 1931-08 

Description: The Beaumont memorial marker on the site of Fort Crawford.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view across lawn of the Atley Peterson home, which is a two-story Victorian with an attic and a turret. Metal work is along the flat section of th...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Astor Company or Brisbois fur trading post.

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: 1920 ca.

Description: Astor fur trading building, The Northwest Fur Company, in 1808. This building later used as a post office before the Civil War.


Astor Building

Date: 1830 

Description: A view of the Astor building.


Fort Crawford

Date: 1864 

Description: Fort Crawford was decommissioned in 1856, having outlived its usefulness as a frontier post. During the Civil War, however, it functioned as a military ho...


Villa Louis Tea

Date: 1948-05-21 

Description: Eudora Kolowinski, from Prairie du Chien, Miss Crawford County, and Bevery Johnston, Ferryville, Miss Villa Louis, in formal dress, stand in front of the p...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".


Artesian Well

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph of an artesian well, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Street and South Minnesota Street (since renamed Wacouta). Construction was com...


Lifting Fog

Date: 1961-08-20 ca.

Description: Fog lifts from a cornfield and low hills along Highway 131.

Date: 1870 

Description: Stereograph of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over the Mississippi River.


Street Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down street with three or four commercial buildings. On the right is a sign for a telephone pay station on a two-story clapboard building, and behind...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: View along side of road across a field of a village on the Mississippi bluffs, with many houses and telephone lines visible.


Public School

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the public school with two chimneys, a bell tower, and firewood stacked on the porch. The building is reflected in the puddle in the foreground. Be...

Date: 1948-02-21 

Description: Group portrait of fourteen employees standing at the front door of the Regal Products, Ltd. at Gays Mills. E. Tex Reddick is the company president.


Dr. J.P. Scanlan

Date: 1941-08-19 

Description: Dr. J.P. Scanlan, Wisconsin historian.

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