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Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from Bribois Bluff.

Date: 1856-09-01 

Description: This map is pen-and-ink and shows farm lots, other lots of land sectioned by acres, bluffs, and a coulee. Also included are notations in pencil and blue in...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Stereoview of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over both channels of the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, and McGregor, Iowa. East draw, 396...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Marquette monument, in memory of the discovery of the Mississippi River by Father Marquette and Louis Joliet, June 17, 1673. The monument was unveiled on S...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Early history of Crawford County - - 1852

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1923-6-23

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

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.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Political communication

Date: 1905-3-31

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Fort Shelby

Date: 1814 

Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Old Northwest Fur Trading Post.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A view of the Crawford County Court house after remodeling.

Read about the fur trade conducted with the Wisconsin Indians over two centuries by first the French, then the British, and finally the Americans.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

The old settlers

Date: 1873-1-28

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Building Rock Fort Crawford (continued)

Date: 1938-2-15

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Black Hawk Tree

Date:  

Description: The Black Hawk Tree growing in the middle of the street. According to legend, Chief Black Hawk hid in the branches of this tree for three days during the B...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wisconsin's first poll list

Date: 1898-3-18

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1922-7-02

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Property Record

333 N BEAUMONT

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 3902

Date: 1864 

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...

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