An early Yankee settler recalls Prairie du Chien's infancy.

Early Times and Events in Wisconsin.


James Lockwood arrived at Prairie du Chien in 1816. Working intially for Jacob Franks and the American Fur Company, he later became a prominent banker, merchant, attorney, and judge. He built the first frame house in Prairie du Chien and the first sawmill in Wisconsin. A year before his death Lockwood recalled his early years in Prairie du Chien, his work as a trader, and the Winnebago War of 1827. He also sat for his portrait, which is shown elsewhere on the Turning Points in Wisconsin History site.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Early U.S. Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Lockwood, James H., 1793-1857.
Pub Data: In: Second Annual Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, for the Year 1855 (Madison: Calkins & Proudfit, 1856): 98-196
Citation: Lockwood, James H. "Early Times and Events in Wisconsin." Second Annual Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, for the Year 1855 (Madison: Calkins & Proudfit, 1856): 98-196. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=30; Visited on: 9/21/2014
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