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Villa Louis

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Villa Louis, built by H. Louis Dousman in 1870.

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Cottage Community

Date: 1971 ca.

Description: A cottage and trailer house community along a river. A Schlitz beer advertising is nailed to a tree and reads, "Move up to Quality / Schlitz / The Beer Tha...

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Brisbois House

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: A view of the Brisbois house, owned by John Cornelius.

Date: 1911-10-19 

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

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French Cemetery

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Graves of Joseph Rolette and his daughter, Elizabeth. Rolette died in 1842. The cemetery itself may date as early as the middle of the 17th Century.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Stereograph looking northeast from Case's Block.

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Brisbois House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A front view of the Bribois house. It was built from limestone sold by the government after the construction of Fort Crawford.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the East Walkway at Villa Louis. The walk is lined with trees and flower beds.

Date: 1864 

Description: Union troops at Lawler Hall which was used as a U.S. military hospital during the Civil War. Originally built as the Brisbois Hotel in 1857, it was given f...

Date: 1911-10-19 

Description: A crowd gathered on the Mississippi River shoreline near Prairie du Chien. They are watching pioneer aviator Hugh Robinson taxi his Curtiss flying boat.

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Fort Crawford

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fort Crawford Hospital.

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Section of New Prairie du Chien Marquette $1,000,000 Suspension Bridge. Total length 3729 feet. Only suspension bridge on the Mississippi River. Open for...

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Description: A man and woman golf on the west lawn of Villa Louis. They are probably members of the Dousman family.

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Marquette University dean, Archibald J. Tallmadge, S.J. delivers a speech at the 250th anniversary celebration of the discovery of the Mississippi River by...

Photograph

Dousman House

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: "The Dousman House. The Resort of the Mississippi Valley, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin."

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...

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Description: Target shooting on the east lawn of Villa Louis. Nina S. Dousman is on the extreme right of the image.

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.

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse, a view from the river.

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