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Map of the Route of the Military Road from Fort Crawford to Fort Howard Via Fort Winnebago

Date: 1936
Description: This map is red and black ink on tracing cloth and is oriented with north to the upper left. This hand-drawn map shows a central portion of the military ro...
Photograph

Fisherman with Equipment and Catch

Date: 1875
Description: Studio portrait of a fisherman with his lure, spear, and catch.
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Canal at Portage

Date: 1910
Description: View down the canal, with buildings on right-hand shore and a boat coming down the canal.
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Yellow Thunder

Date: 1880
Description: Studio portrait of Yellow thunder, a Winnebago Chief.
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Fort Winnebago

Date: 1834
Description: Postcard reproduction of an oil painting of Fort Winnebago, which was built in 1827 by Major William Whistler and a detachment of the First Infantry.
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E.S. Purdy's Drugstore

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Description: Interior view of the E.S. Purdy Drugstore, including four employees.
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Fort Winnebago

Date: 1831
Description: Drawing of Fort Winnebago (near present-day Portage) that illustrated "Wau-Bun," Juliette Kinzie's memoir of her experiences on the early Wisconsin fronti...
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Fire Fighters Douse Flames Downtown

Date: April 15 1950
Description: Fire fighters from neighboring communities help put out at a nighttime fire in the downtown business district.
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Trees, Pool, and River

Date: September 22 1962
Description: Elevated view of trees and pool of water near the Wisconsin River in Pauquette Park.
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Guppey Guard

Date: June 1877
Description: The Guppey Guard, a Wisconsin state militia unit, in formation on a street in Portage.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Portage

Date: 1868
Description: Bird's-eye map of Portage, with insets of the Court House and the Public School.
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Family Group at WIBU Radio Station

Date: December 29 1944
Description: Reverend C.O. and Mrs. Grobber and daughters at WIBU radio station studio. Reverend Grobber is seated in front of a microphone, Mrs. Grobber and daughters...
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Grobber Family at WIBU, Portage Radio Station

Date: December 29 1944
Description: Reverend C.O. and Mrs. Grobber and two daughters at WIBU radio station studio. Reverend Grobber is seated in front of a microphone, Mrs. Grobber at the pia...
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Portage Fairgrounds

Date: 1870
Description: Fairgrounds. In the foreground is a fence and dwellings.
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Portage View

Date: 1856
Description: View of Portage including St. Mary's Church.
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John MacKenzie and Portage Jail

Date: 1900
Description: Sheriff John MacKenzie poses in front of the Portage jail with his staff.
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Portage Railroad

Date: 1884
Description: A group of men and boys posed around Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway locomotive # 313, a switch engine. The Fox House is in the background.
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Portage Turn Table and Pump House

Date: 1885
Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul engine #689 on the turn table, surrounded by railroad employees. The pump house is in the background.
Postcard

Portage Railroad Depot

Date: 1909
Description: Elevated view of the railroad yards and station.
Photograph

Cornelius Wheeler

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Description: Portrait of Cornelius Wheeler of Portage, who served in Company I, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

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