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

Site of Second Fort Crawford Military Hospital

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was
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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. Marker was at the Fort Crawford Museum. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 717 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
More about this marker. This marker was retired by the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late 1990s.
 
Also see . . .
US Fort Crawford Military Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. US Fort Crawford Military Hospital
1829 · 1934

1. Fort Crawford Museum. (Submitted on June 21, 2011.)
2. Fort Crawford. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 21, 2011.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker Removed
The Wisconsin Historical Society notes that the marker was "Removed - Language was obsolete".
    — Submitted April 24, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
Fort Crawford Military Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. Fort Crawford Military Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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