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Commercial Interests of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

The commercial interests leading to the foundation, and subsequent development of a city, which must of necessity, receive the attention of the historian, is attended with many difficulties and uncertainties unknown to those who have never undertaken the collection of such matter. Especially is this true of a city dating back to so early a …

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Ferries and Fire Department, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin

In 1836 Alexander McGregor established a horse ferry between Prairie du Chien and the Iowa side of the river. The point of debarkation, on that side, soon received the Iowa name of McGregor’s Landing, where now stands the city of McGregor. In 1840 the United States government commenced to build Fort Atkinson, and as supplies …

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First Town Officers, Borough Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin

The following is a list of the first town officers of the town of Prairie du Chien: Alfred Brunson, chairman; Joseph Atherton, Aaron Hazen, supervisors; Theodore Bugbee, town clerk; Isaac P. Perrit Gentil, town assessor; Alfred Brunson, town superintendent of schools; Anson B. Cay, Daniel H. Whaley, William E. Keith, constables; Wiram Knowlton, James H. …

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