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Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

British captured Prairie Du Chien

Date: 1914-7-16

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1938-3-15

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1907 

Description: View of Praire du Chien Sanitarium.

Property Record

318 N Main St

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Pierre and Marguerite Lariviere House

Reference Number: 229727

Date: 1923-10-15

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Drawing

Astor Building

Date: 1830 

Description: A view of the Astor building.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: This map shows a line, marked with latitude and longitude coordinates that runs through Prairie du Chien. Only a few features beyond this line are displaye...

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...

Historical Essay

War of 1812 Cannonball

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fragment of six-pound cannonball fired in battle between American and British forces on July 1814 at Prairie du Chien, Illinois Territory (now Wisconsin).

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...

Property Record

124 N BEAUMONT

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 3901

Date: 1923-11-11

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Kane's Hotel

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Kane's Hotel, built in about 1839 by Ezekiel Tainter, and then called the Phoenix Hotel, on Main Street. It passed through many hands but retained the orig...

Date: 1953 

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse.

Date: 1887 

Description: St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church.

Photograph

Weighing Guests

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.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Pontoon was launched twenty-five years ago

Date: 1924-8-20

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Remains of mastodon found

Date: 1874-6-??

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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