Prairie du Chien Celebrates 150 Years

Prairie du Chien threw a big party on Thursday to celebrate the community’s 150th birthday. The Community Room at City Hall had a steady stream of people stopping by for cake and coffee and other treats, and reminiscing:

That’s Prairie du Chien Mayor Dave Hemmer. Villa Louis volunteer Julie Cull said she has a few specific things she loves about the community:

Prairie du Chien Historical Society Director Brandon Brockway says the community’s history is what brought him here:

Speaking of history, plans are already underway for next summer’s 350th anniversary of Marquette and Jolliet’s expedition. You can follow along with those plans the 350th Expedition Celebration Facebook page.