Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Court administration of Prairie du Chien has an interesting history

The Courts: Past and Present

Read More About It

"History of Crawford and Richland counties" by C.W. Butterfield

"Prairie du Chien: French, British, American" by Peter Lawrence Scanlan

"Wisconsin Historic Courthouses" by Marv Balousek and L. Roger Turner



Interesting Fact:

The current Crawford County courthouse was built in 1867.

Study Questions:

  • What were the names of the jurors in Crawford County's first recorded court session?
  • Where is Wisconsin's oldest courthouse in continuous use located?
  • Where is the county courthouse located in your county?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 12:

    1943: The Axis forces in North Africa surrender to U.S. troops during World War II.

  • May 12

    May 12, 1823: The first recorded session of the Crawford County court was held in Prairie du Chien.

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