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Brisbois Hotel

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: A view of the Brisbois Hotel, built in the early 1860's, and used as a hospital during the Civil War. It was later part of Campion High School.

Date: 1855 

Description: This map shows streets and lots. The right side of the map includes notes on widths of streets and certifications. The top right reads: "Parish's Additio...

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date:  date unknown

Description: Fort Crawford Hospital.

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

Dousman House Hotel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Dousman House Hotel, built in 1863 near the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to provide accommodations for its patrons. View looking southeast near...

Photograph

Hotel, Powers Lake

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Hotel and dining room.

Date: 1912 

Description: View from sidewalk of a street carnival with tents, circus banners and a Ferris Wheel set up in the middle of the street. Signboards advertise ice cream an...

Photograph

College

Date: 1922 ca.

Description: View of St. Mary's Institute in 1872, and a view of St. Mary's College in 1922.

Drawing

Fort Crawford

Date: 1829 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford, from a sketchbook attributed to Seth Eastman, 1808-1875. A graduate of West Point, Eastman briefly served at Fort Crawford, 1829-1839. ...

Photograph

Warehouse

Date: 1925 ca.

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

Date: 1901 

Description: The interior of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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:  date unknown

Description: This map shows farm lots and private land claims on Prairie du Chien. The bottom left margin reads: "Part of sec. 1, T6 N, R 7W and sec. 36, T 7N, R 7W. S...

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.

Date: 1836 

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

Postcard

Browers Park

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A view of Browers Park, showing the fountain.

Date: 1864 

Description: Union troops at Lawler Hall which was used as a U.S. military hospital during the Civil War. Originally built as the Brisbois Hotel in 1857, it was given f...

Photograph

Fort Crawford

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Fort Crawford Hospital.

Photograph

Brisbois House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A view of the Brisbois house.

Date: 1953 

Description: The Diamond Jo warehouse.

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