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Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...
Postcard

"Queen Marinette" Residence

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Description: Inset of head and shoulders portrait of "Queen Marinette," along with an image of her home, which was one of the earliest houses in Marinette. She was the...
Photograph

Madeline Island Historical Museum Under Construction

Date: 1956
Description: Constructing the Madeline Island Historical Museum in La Pointe which consists of four separate buildings. L-to-r: jail; American Fur Trade storage buildin...
Print

A Fur Trader in the Council Tepee

Date: February 1892
Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.
Photograph

Voyageurs at Fort William

Date: 1860
Description: Nine men arrive at Fort William by canoe. Fort William, also called Kaministiguia, was the Hudson's Bay fur trading post.
Photograph

Augustin Grignon

Date: 1850
Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype studio portrait of Augustin Grignon. He is seated, holding a tomahawk. The tomahawk, which could also be used as a pipe, was made...
Drawing

Fur Trading Post

Date: 1833
Description: Illustration of the Solomon Juneau fur trading post at Milwaukee in 1833.
Photograph

Ox Carts with Furs

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Description: A view showing a line of ox carts loaded with furs leaving the Hudson Bay Company's Post to make the 16 mile trip to avoid the rapids on Slave River. Housi...
Painting

The Fur-Trader's House on Yellow Lake, Wisconsin

Date: 1858
Description: This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here H√∂lzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an...
Drawing

Voyageur with Tumpline

Date: 1892
Description: Illustration of "Voyageur with Tumpline". A tumpline is a strap attached at both ends to a load and used to carry the object by placing the strap over the...
Photograph

DuCharme House and Trading Post

Date: 1890
Description: The home and fur-trading post of Col. Dominique DuCharme. The portion of the structure on the left was built by DuCharme in 1791. The right portion was add...
Drawing

Illustration of the DuCharme House

Date: 1890
Description: A drawing of the DuCharme/Grignon house and fur-trading post as it appeared shortly before being razed in about 1892.
Photograph

The Ducharme/Grignon House

Date: 1890
Description: The home and fur-trading post of Col. Dominique DuCharme. The portion of the structure on the left was built by DuCharme in 1791. The right portion was add...
Photograph

Ducharme/Grignon House

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Description: Ruins of the Ducharme/Grignon House in Kaukauna built during the French fur trade period of Wisconsin history. The left portion of the building was built...
Photograph

American Fur Company Warehouse

Date: 1922
Description: The American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (Madeline Island), and on th...
Photograph

American Fur Company Warehouse

Date: 1922
Description: Detail of the entrance of the American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (M...
Photograph

Old Mission Church

Date: 1905
Description: Old Mission church on Madeline Island.
Photograph

Vieau Trading Post Historical Site Marker

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Description: Jacques Vieau, agent for the Northwest Fur Company of Montreal, built a trading post here in 1796, on what is now called Jambo Creek after the nickname the...
Photograph

View of Town

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Description: 1. Stone Astor Fur Co. building built in 1808. 2. Voth Cottage, built in 1930. 3. Brisbois mansion, built 1808, by Michael Brisbois. 4. Site of Hudson...
Photograph

Old Northwest Fur Trading Post

Date: 1936
Description: Old Northwest Fur Trading Post.

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