• History, Tradition and Adventure in the Chippewa Valley

    Bartlett, William W

    William Bartlett produced this eclectic history of the Chippewa Valley drawn from newspaper articles, personal reminscences, photographs, and interviews with residents of the area. Of particular note…

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  • Early times and events in Wisconsin

    Lockwood, James H., 1793-1857

    James Lockwood arrived at Prairie du Chien in 1816. Working for Jacob Franks and the American Fur Company, he would later become a banker, merchant, and judge. He recollects here the early years of se…

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  • 1834 diary

    Kemper, Jackson, 1789-1870

    In 1834, Episcopal bishop Jackson Kemper undertook a trip to Wisconsin to report on the school founded by Rev. Richard Cadle for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal…

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  • Notes on the 1829 treaty council at Prairie du Chien

    Atwater, Caleb, 1778-1867

    Atwater was one of three commissioners appointed to negotiate with the leaders of the Ho-Chunk, Potawatomie, Ojibwe, and Ottawa nations. This treaty attempted to end the tensions that had flared up du…

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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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