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Date: 1927-7-22

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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.

Property Record

139 S MARQUETTE RD

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 125501

Property Record

124 N BEAUMONT

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 3901

Date: 1953 

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse.

Property Record

202 - 204 W. Blackhawk Ave.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: commercial building

Reference Number: 147483

Photograph

Brisbois House

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A view of the entrance to the Brisbois house.

Property Record

207 W BLACKHAWK AVE

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Prairie du Chien City Hall

Reference Number: 3913

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Old Rock School

Reference Number: 3930

Date:  date unknown

Description: This map shows farm lots and private land claims on Prairie du Chien. The bottom left margin reads: "Part of sec. 1, T6 N, R 7W and sec. 36, T 7N, R 7W. S...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Raise funds to restore Ft. Crawford

Date: 1930-6-08

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across field towards Villa Louis, with a white fence in the middle ground and a race track in the foreground.

Postcard

Campion College

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Campion College.

Property Record

105 E. Blackhawk Ave.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Masonic Center

Reference Number: 147522

Date: 1929-5-12

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Villa Louis, home of Hercules Dousman.

Photograph

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:  date unknown

Description: View of the east terrace at Villa Louis. The Dousman's office building is in the background. Relaxing near the home are Louis DeVierville Dousman, Judith D...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Public opinion

Date: 1941-5-22

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1922-11-26

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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