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Prairie du Chien

Crawford County,

Wisconsin

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Where the Bald Eagles soar and the Carp drops!


The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.


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53821

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Prairie du Chien is approximately 6,047 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 2,393 (1990).

The amount of land area in Prairie du Chien is 11.271 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.936 sq kilometers.
The distance from Prairie du Chien to Washington DC is 826 miles. The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Prairie du Chien is positioned 43.04 degrees north of the equator and 91.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Prairie du Chien elevation is 611-650 feet above sea level. Elevations along the Mississippi River Bluffs range from 500 - 600 feet above sea level.
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Location

Prairie du Chien location: in southwest Wisconsin.

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Geography

The geography for Prairie du Chien is in a valley about ten miles long and up to 1.5 miles wide. It was formed from the melting glaciers of thousands of years ago.

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History & History Related Items

Prairie du Chien history:

The first Europeans to the area were Marquette and Jolliet who came through on 17 June 1673. the name of Prairie du Chien came from the French for Prairie of the Dog, an early Fox chief who lived on the prairie. Early on, the area was kept as a rendezvous between the local Native Americans, the fur traders and okthers who would meet to exchange furs for other goods. Fort Shelby was built here in the early 1800's. It was burned in 1814 during the War of 1812. Prairie de Chien was incorporated in 1872.

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Attractions

Prairie du Chien attractions:

Fort Crawford Museum
Operated by the historical society, this museum offers over 50 exhibits in three buildings.
Open May through October
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The Prairie Villa Rendezvous
held each year in June with demonstrations, food, contests, auctions and much more.

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