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Prairie du Chien in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Museum of Medical Progress

Site of Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital

 
 
Museum of Medical Progress Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Museum of Medical Progress Marker
Inscription. The Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital was built here in 1831. In 1934 this portion of it was restored with original stone as a memorial to William Beaumont, M.D. (1785-1853), pioneer military surgeon.

Among prominent military personnel stationed at Fort Crawford were Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

The Museum of Medical Progress has been established by the Charitable, Educational and Scientific Foundation of the State Medical Society and is operated by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Erected 1962

 
Erected 1962 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 91.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 43° 2.573′ N, 91° 8.785′ W. Marker was in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker was on South Beaumont Road north of West Rice Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was at the Fort Crawford Museum. Marker was at or near this postal address: 717 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
US Fort Crawford Military Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. US Fort Crawford Military Hospital
1829 1934
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. William Beaumont, M. D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Hawk's Surrender (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Second Fort Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. half a mile away); Prairie du Chien (approx. half a mile away); Prairie du Chien Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
More about this marker. This marker was likely replaced with nearby marker #432, Site of the Second Fort Crawford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Crawford Museum. (Submitted on June 21, 2011.)
2. Fort Crawford. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 21, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Fort Crawford Military Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Fort Crawford Military Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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