A local historian chats about Prairie du Chien (vol. 1)

History talks from Prairie du Chien: Volume 1

During the mid-1950s, local historian Martinus J. Dyrud (1903-1988) of Prairie du Chien gave weekly "History Chats" over radio station WPRE. Near the end of his life, his family transcribed a number of these and published them in a limited edition of 24 copies. In September 2011, his children edited them lightly and suggested they be included here. Dyrud's topics range widely across the history of Prairie du Chien and its vicinity, and the transcriptions reveal much about how the media produced "history" for a popular audience in the middle of the 20th century. This is the first of two volumes.

Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Territory to Statehood
Arrival of the First Europeans
The French Fur Trade
The War of 1812
Early U.S. Settlement
The Black Hawk War
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
The Founding of Major Cities
The Founding of Social Institutions
The Civil War Home Front
Creator: Dyrud, Marty
Pub Data: Prairie du Chien, Wis.: V. Dyrud, [1985]
Citation: Dyrud, Marty. History talks from Prairie du Chien: Volume 1 (Prairie du Chien, Wis.: V. Dyrud, [1985]). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1790; Visited on: 4/12/2024