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Fort Howard

Fort Howard | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard rowing a boat on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of forts stretching from Fort Winnebago (at Portage) and Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien in order to protect the early Wisconsin frontier. Because of unhealthy conditions a new fort was built on higher ground. Two years after this photograph was taken, the Fort Howard was decommissioned. Several of its original buildings have been preserved at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
DESCRIPTION
A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard rowing a boat on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of forts stretching from Fort Winnebago (at Portage) and Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien in order to protect the early Wisconsin frontier. Because of unhealthy conditions a new fort was built on higher ground. Two years after this photograph was taken, the Fort Howard was decommissioned. Several of its original buildings have been preserved at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2019
Creation Date: 1851
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Green Bay
County:Brown
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Place File*
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PF Green Bay.99
Original Dimensions:5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See also Image IDs: 31612 (drawing), 31595 (halftone), 138762 (uncropped photograph), 136669 (colorized postcard).
SUBJECTS
Architecture
Hats
Cities and towns
Fortification
Military bases
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Men
Outdoor photography
Flags
Rowing
Boats and boating
Piers
Rivers
Shorelines
Water

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