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Photograph

Commercial Hotel

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Commercial Hotel.

Map or Atlas

Railroad Plan

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Railroad plan of Prairie du Chien.

Photograph

Boating

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two young boys sit in a rowboat along a lakeshore. A group of people in a boat are visible in the background along the opposite shore.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of southwest corner of Villa Louis lawn. The house and a path can be seen at right.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The former Astor (American Fur Trading Company) post building, now a museum of local history and fur trading history. There is a sign reading, "The Riversi...

Date: 1928-09 

Description: A clam fisher in a boat on the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. Attached to the long rod are many small hooks similar to grappling hooks. As the bo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the "Capitol" excursion steamer pulled up to the bank of the Mississippi. The steamer has three or four decks, and elaborately detai...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Last of the m & m railroaders

Date: 1923-9-23

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Pile-Pontoon Bridge

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Stereoview of John Lawler's pile-pontoon railway bridge over the Mississippi River.

Map or Atlas

Lower Prairie du Chien

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, depot building, and the Milwaukee & Mississippi Rail Road.

Photograph

Railroad Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a railroad bridge, constructed of heavy steel that sits on massive stone supports. Wooded hills stand in the background.

Date: 1931-5-10

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1911-10-19 

Description: A crowd gathered on the Mississippi River shoreline near Prairie du Chien. They are watching pioneer aviator Hugh Robinson taxi his Curtiss flying boat.

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Exterior of warehouse, which was formerly a five storied grain elevator. This building stood downstream from the Diamond Jo warehouse. The Mississippi Rive...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Section of New Prairie du Chien Marquette $1,000,000 Suspension Bridge. Total length 3729 feet. Only suspension bridge on the Mississippi River. Open for...

Date: 1858 

Description: This map shows streets, lots, and landownership. Also included are notations in pencil and blue colored pencil. Some lots are colored in blue, green, or...

Date: 1922-6-11

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse.

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: This map is pen-and-ink and served as the model for the lithograph produced in 1828 by C.B. Graham. Landowners are labeled as is the Mississippi River.

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