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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. Itís long shadow fell on every corner of the island and surrounding prairie.

 
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. Touch for map. This marker is on a paved path parallel to North Water Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Water Street, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. half a mile away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial
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. 0.7 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. ĺ 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.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 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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