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Property Record

c. 201 E. Blackhawk Ave.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: commercial building

Reference Number: 147517

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1954 

Description: A view of the site of the original Fort Crawford (1816-1831).

Field Trip or Tour

Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

Encounter the world of Victorian America

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Villa Louis on the Mississippi River, and adjacent buildings.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Creating the Wisconsin Territory

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first elections and how the state was divided into its present-day areas.

Date:  

Description: View of water spouting from a pipe sticking out of a pond surrounded by stones on the grounds of Villa Louis. The house and two outbuildings are visible am...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the surrender of Black Hawk at Fort Crawford in 1832.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

So what!

Date: 1942-5-??

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1935-8-20

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Copy of reply about pontoon bridge

Date: 1940-10-16

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wilderness outpost in a stirring age

Date: 1926-7-11

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Black Hawk Tree

Date: 1905-3-31

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Letter of 1776 read at graves reunion

Date: 1927-8-24

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

A Short History of Wisconsin

Date: 1954 ca.

Description: View from Brisbois Point. Prairie du Chien lies below, and beyond the Mississippi river rise Iowa's hills.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View looking toward old Diamond Jo Warehouse, before the bridge was built.

Postcard

Fort Crawford

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford. Hospital ruins.

Historical Essay

Petersylvania, Wisconsin

A Bizarre Story of Land Prospecting Gone Awry

Read the amazing story of a man who watched his potential 10,000-square-mile northern Wisconsin empire disappear into thin air.
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