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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View from Bribois Bluff.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the north side of town, from high on the bluff.

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

601 N MARQUETTE RD

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: Prairie du Chien National Guard Armory

Reference Number: 149667

Postcard

Black Hawk Tree

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Black Hawk Tree in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin. It was rumored that Chief Black Hawk hid within this tree to escape soldiers from Fort Crawford.

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford ruins. This image may be even earlier than 1875; by the 1880's almost nothing was left of the actual fort compound buildings.

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Property Record

947 S BEAUMONT

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 3894

Date: 1925-1-07

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford Military Cemetery, after restoration by the United States Government. In the left background is the Prairie du Chien Sanitarium, built on the...

Date: 1922-11-26

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Social life here in 1815

Date: 1914-4-01

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Ft. Crawford ruins

Date: 1930-6-07

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date:  date unknown

Description: Diorama in the Milwaukee Public Museum depicting Black Hawk's surrender on August 27, 1832 at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien.

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Public opinion

Date: 1941-5-22

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...

Property Record

318 S MINNESOTA

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: LAWLER, JOHN, HOUSE

Reference Number: 3939

Date: 1836 

Description: Drawing of Prairie du Chien in 1836. "From an old cut."

Photograph

LaPointe House

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: LaPointe house built about the time of the War of 1812, and razed in 1921. It was originally a log structure which was later clapboarded, but the logs stil...

Date: 1887 

Description: St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church.

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