• Reminiscences of the Northwest

    Bristol, Mary Ann Brevoort, 1812?-1899?

    Mary Ann Brevoort Bristol, the daughter of Major Henry B. Brevoort, spent much of her youth in Green Bay at Fort Howard, witnessing the interactions between the military, white settlers, and Indians.…

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  • General development plan, Wolf River National Scenic Riverway, Menominee County, Wisconsin

    The Wolf River is one of two National Scenic Rivers in Wisconsin. This 1969 map shows the stretch of the river in Menominee County and provides details for the proposed development of the scenic river…

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  • The British capture of Prairie du Chien during the War of 1812

    Anderson, Thomas Gummersall, 1779-1875

    Anderson was a British fur trader with alliances among the Sioux in the Upper Mississippi. When U.S. troops under William Clark fortified Prairie du Chien, he was one of three traders that the British…

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  • Unidentified Dredge

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: An unidentified dredge with a canoe carrying cargo in the foreground near Fountain City, Wisconsin in the late 19th century or early 20th century

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  • Old Times on the Upper Mississippi

    Merrick, George Byron

    George Byron Merrick was a steamboat pilot on the Upper Mississippi for nine years. In this memoir, Merrick chronicles steamboat life as he experienced it in the mid-1800s, when he started as a cabin…

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  • Columbus, Wis., Scenes on an Auto Trip (Canoes in the Crawfish River)

    Color lithograph postcard (ca. 1920) of the Crawfish River lagoon area near what is now Rotary Park in Columbus. An empty canoe and small fishing boat rest next to a log pier. Colorful trees are seen…

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  • Fourth Voyage of Peter Esprit Radisson (1659-1660) : an excerpt from Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson, being an account of his travels and experiences…

    Radisson, Pierre Esprit, ca. 1636-1710

    Radisson and his brother-in-law, the Sieur de Groseilliers, were the first French explorers to visit Wisconsin after Nicolet (in 1654-56), and the two returned for the trip described here in 1659-60.…

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  • Flambeau river trip

    Start of the annual river trip at Turtle Dam on the Flambeau River, sponsored by the Park Falls Conservation Club. Over 65 boats and canoes participated.

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  • Winnigar (Houseboat)

    BOAT TYPE: Private Houseboat RIVERS: St. Croix River PHOTO DESCRIPTION: The Winnigar, a private houseboat on the St. Croix River, with several unidentified passengers seated in the house boat, or cano…

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  • Flambeau river trip

    River trip from the Turtle Flowage to Park Falls sponsored by the Flambeau Rod and Gun Club.

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  • The basket maker

    Kingsbury, Arthur, J., 1876-1956

    Woman displaying birch bark baskets and a model canoe. Same sitting as io070.jpg and io071.jpg

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  • Log Book of Preston Reynolds

    Reynolds, Preston

    This small journal of about 100 pages was kept by Preston Reynolds during a canoe trip he made with three other Madison, Wis., teenagers in August 1903. The trip began in what is now Wisconsin Dells a…

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  • Bethesda Spring, Waukesha, Fox River

    Long shot of people gathered on the south bank of the Fox River in Waukesha. A canoe is in the water on the left side of the photograph. Trees obscure much of the background except the top of the bath…

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  • Scene at the resort

    Kingsbury, Arthur, J., 1876-1956

    Men, women and children standing at the shore with a birch bark canoe.

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  • Idler (A)

    BOAT DESCRIPTION: Wood hull BOAT TYPE: Private houseboat/excursion barge BUILT: Clinton, Iowa in 1897, then rebuilt in 1920 OWNERS: Lafayette Lamb RIVERS: Mississippi River OTHER INFORMATION: The hull…

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  • Letters, 1661 on impoverished Huron refugees on Lake Superior

    Menard, Fr. Rene, 1605-1661

    When Iroquois attacks drove his small flock of converts 1,000 miles west, Fr. Rene Menard followed after them and became the first Jesuit priest to reach Wisconsin. After wintering on Keweenaw Bay, wh…

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  • Four letters, from New Voyages to North-America...

    Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de, 1666-1715?

    Baron Lahontan came to New France in 1683 to fight the Iroquois, and between campaigns observed daily life in the colonies, hunted with the Indians, and traveled throughout the St. Lawrence Valley. In…

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  • Important Nyholm family photographs on display

    Photograph of Julia Nyholm’s mother, Charlotte Bennett (top center) with schoolmates at the Mount Pleasant Indian School, Michigan, taken in the mid-1880s. The photograph of a canoe made by Nyholm’s s…

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  • Gathering at a canoe

    Kingsbury, Arthur, J., 1876-1956

    Men, women and children standing in the water around a birch bark canoe.

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  • Unidentified Flatboat

    PHOTO DESCRIPTION: An artist's sketch of unidentified men and women aboard an unidentified flatboat, doing laundry and setting up a sail, in the late 19th century or early 20th century

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