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Date: 1908 before

Description: St. Gabriel's Church. The parish was organized in 1817, the site of this church was acquired in 1836, and building began in 1839 under Father Cretin; Fathe...

Photograph

St. Mary's Academy

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A view of St. Mary's Academy.

Date: 1922-4-05

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: 

Reference Number: 3915

Date: 1830 ca.

Description: This map is ink, color, and pencil on paper and shows streets, farm lots, and a church. Hand written notes appear at the bottom of the map and are very li...

Date: 1938-2-01

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Prairie du Chien historical

Date: ????-10-15

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date: 1922-5-19

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four males pose on a large outcropping of rocks in a wooded area.

Date: 1922-11-26

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Community: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

Historic Name: ST. GABRIEL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Reference Number: 3900

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Exterior of warehouse, said to be the remains of a five story grain elevator.

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.

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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.

Date: 1938-3-15

County: Crawford

City: Prairie du Chien

Photograph

Black Hawk Tree

Date:  

Description: The Black Hawk Tree growing in the middle of the street. According to legend, Chief Black Hawk hid in the branches of this tree for three days during the B...

Photograph

French Cemetery

Date: 1953 

Description: Tombstone of Jean Joseph Rolette, first agent of the American Fur Company at this post, in the French Cemetery.

Date: 1880 

Description: Stereograph of the Artesian Well near the intersection of Wisconsin and Minnesota (later renamed Wacouta) Streets. The following is printed on the backside...

Postcard

Lower Mill

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of the Lower Mill.

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