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Description: Woman's Building, one of the oldest buildings in the city. It is believed to have been built in 1842 by John Folsom, an early settler and farmer on the hei...
Description: View from the bluffs in or near McGregor, Iowa.
Date: 1910 ca.
Date: 1908 before
Description: St. Gabriel's Church. The parish was organized in 1817, the site of this church was acquired in 1836, and building began in 1839 under Father Cretin; Fathe...
Description: This map is ink on cardboard and shows the location of military forts over the course of years. Also shown are points of interest, streets, the Mississippi...
Description: This map is ink, pencil, and color on paper and shows numbered lots and labeled streets. The bottom margin of the map reads: "Recorded in the Registry of...
Date: 1898 ca.
Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.
Date: 1915 ca.
Description: The original Lawler pontoon bridge was replaced in 1910 by this pontoon bridge.
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: 1890 ca.
Description: A view of the interior of St. Gabriel's Church.
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: 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.
Description: A view of the pontoon bridge construction.
Description: Rev. Alfred Brunson's home, which was brought in pieces by flat boat from Meadville, Pennsylvania, via St. Louis in 1836. The construction and arrangement...
Date: date unknown
Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".
Description: Page from photo album showing Nina S. Dousman and three sisters posed outdoors while hiking in a coulee, north of town. Nina is seated and reading. Three o...
Description: Interior, St. Gabriel's Church.
Description: French Cemetery, showing grave of Alice Trewe. Calvary Cemetery is in the background.
Description: A view of the Astor building.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Bridge across the Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and Marquette, Iowa.
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