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

Fort Crawford

 
 
Fort Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 7, 2018
1. Fort Crawford Marker
Inscription.  
The War of 1812 convinced America that in order to control their vast country they must occupy and develop it. In Prairie Du Chien this process began with the construction of Fort Crawford in the summer of 1816

Symbol of government and authority, social and cultural institution, haven for visitors and place of duty, the fort meant many things to many people. It’s long shadow fell on every corner of the island and surrounding prairie.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 43° 3.118′ N, 91° 9.583′ W. Marker is in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker is on North Water Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on a paved path parallel to North Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Water Street, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smoke stacks and paddle wheels (here, next to this marker); Villa Louis (approx. 0.3 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prairie du Chien
East Channel of the Mississippi River image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 7, 2018
2. East Channel of the Mississippi River
(approx. half a mile away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of the Second Fort Crawford (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Crawford. (Submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Prairie du Chien. (Submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. St Feriole Island. (Submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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