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Villa Louis Grounds

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: East view of round canna bed and grotto on Villa Louis grounds. The house can be seen at left.

Date: 1928-10-28

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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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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Weighing Guests

Date:  

Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.

Read about the creation of the Wisconsin territory, the formation of a territorial government, and the move of the capital from Belmont to Madison.

Photograph

Dousman Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Dousman family members sitting on a porch of Villa Louis.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Crawford County Courthouse, built in 1875.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting construction of the first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1816. In the painting, several...

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Brisbois Hotel

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Brisbois Hotel, later part of Campion College.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Early history of Crawford County - - 1852

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Property Record

c. 123 W. Blackhawk Ave.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: commercial building

Reference Number: 147544

Date: 1901 ca.

Description: The offices of the American Fur Company.

Photograph

Bluff Street

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Bluff street looking west.

Photograph

Marquette Monument

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Marquette Monument at St. Mary's College.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated panoramic view of the west lawn at Villa Louis. Several trees and shrubs, a flag pole, and a swimming hole can be seen in the yard. A pontoon rail...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An outdoor family portrait with a golf theme. Several members are sitting on a bench and the lawn, with a large house in the background. There are two dogs...

Date:  

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...

Photograph

Campion College

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Marquette Hall, a dormitory at Campion College.

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Albert Wachuta

Date: 1941-08-19 

Description: Albert Wachuta (b.1875?), singer of Bohemian songs with accordion.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: NORTHWEST FUR CO OFFICE

Reference Number: 3899

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