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Historical Essay

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Artist and Author

Biography of author and artist George Catlin, who painted Indians.

Photograph

Villa Louis

Date: 1979 ca.

Description: Villa Louis, home of Hercules Dousman.

Date: 1880 after

Description: A view of Sacred Heart College and the surrounding landscape. Each dormer window has a cross on its peak and the center of the building has a bell tower.

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Astor Fur Warehouse (American Fur Company)

Reference Number: 3953

Photograph

Marquette Monument

Date: 1920 ca.

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

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse, a view from the river.

Property Record

420 S BEAUMONT

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: MILWAUKEE ROAD RR DEPOT

Reference Number: 3891

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: This plat map is pen-and-ink and shows landowners, the Mississippi River, the Marais de St. Friole, Fort Crawford, the town commons, and the Village of St....

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Campion Chapel

Reference Number: 170881

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Date: 1857 

Description: This map shows lots and streets and includes pencil manuscript notations on the front and certification statements on the reverse. The top left margin rea...

Photograph

French Cemetery

Date: 1953 

Description: French Cemetery.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Panoramic view of the east lawn at Villa Louis in winter. The house and office building can be seen at right.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Michael Spettel planned railway pontoons

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Remains of mastodon found

Date: 1874-6-

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Weddings 100 year ago

Date: 1919-3-12

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Property Record

3RD AND BOLVIN STS

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: VILLA LOUIS - gazebo

Reference Number: 12638

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford. Tomb in the U.S. Military cemetery.

Property Record

113 VILLA LOUIS RD

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Chas. Erdenberger House

Reference Number: 72071

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

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