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John Muir

Date: 1875
Description: Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).
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Bell Center Depot

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Description: Exterior view of a locomotive at the Bell Center depot. Men stand on the platform.
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Bell Center Depot

Date: 1916
Description: Exterior view of the Bell Center depot with five men posing on the platform.
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Barnum Depot

Date: 1912
Description: View down railroad tracks of a locomotive arriving at the Barnum Depot.
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Barnum Depot

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Description: View from along railroad tracks of a train arriving at the depot. There is a child in the doorway of the depot, and a woman in the background is carrying a...
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View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien

Date: September 1825
Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...
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Target Shooting at Villa Louis

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Description: Target shooting on the east lawn of Villa Louis. Nina S. Dousman is on the extreme right of the image.
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Weighing Guests

Date: 1898
Description: Group of people on the front porch, weighing the guests. A visit was considered successful if the guests weighed more when they left.
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Soldiers' Grove

Date: 1905
Description: View of Soldiers' Grove with a bridge in the foreground.
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Building and River

Date: 1920
Description: A large building, possibly a mill, next to a river.
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Prairie du Chien Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1870
Description: During the War of 1812, the only battle fought in Wisconsin was in Prairie du Chien, in 1814. Made fifty-six years later, this birds eye drawing depicts th...
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St. Mary's Institute

Date: 1872
Description: Alleged to be the earliest known view of St. Mary's Institute, which later became St. Mary's College. One-half of a stereograph.
Print

Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, Or The Big Buck

Date: 1825
Description: Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Chippewa (Ojibwa) chief Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck. Painted at the Treaty of Prarie du Chien (1825).
Photograph

Construction of Fort Crawford

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting construction of the first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1816. In the painting, several...
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Surrender of Black Hawk

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the surrender of Black Hawk at Fort Crawford in 1832.
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Killing of Registre Gagnier

Date: 1940
Description: Photograph of a painting by Cal Peters depicting the Winnebago attack on the Gagnier homestead in 1827 and the killing of Registre Gagnier. The homestead...
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Black Hawk's Surrender

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Description: Diorama in the Milwaukee Public Museum depicting Black Hawk's surrender on August 27, 1832 at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien.
Painting

Valentine

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Description: Watercolor valentine written by a young man and given to one of the daughters of Louis Dousman, probably Violet or Virginia.
Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840
Description: Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, r...
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Bow View of the "Sidney"

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Description: A bow view of the "Sidney". Later named "Washington".

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