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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Prairie du Chien – Historic Photos

March 9, 2016

Historic photosHistoric photos can help with historic archaeological research. This historic photo shows the remnants of a stable/harness shop (left) and a hotel (right) that burned in 1873 in Prairie du Chien, WI. MVAC found intact remnants of the hotel’s foundation under 4 feet of fill. Only a portion of the foundation was exposed, but more might remain beneath Main Street.