PdC to be highlighted on Discover Wisconsin TV

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Discover Wisconsin host Mariah Haberman films in one of Prairie du Chien’s historic locations, the “Dungeon.” The episode will air Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is available now for streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV and at discoverwisconsin.com (Submitted Photo)

Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Prairie du Chien in an upcoming episode. “Prairie du Chien —Journey Through Time” airs Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is now available for streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV and at discoverwisconsin.com.

“The episode will take viewers back to the fur trading era of 1673 while showcasing how the past influenced life today in Prairie du Chien,” said Robert Moses, president of the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce. Prairie du Chien is a city that embraces its rich history, and the show kicks off with a tour of the dungeon in the Old Crawford County Jail, which dates back to the 1830s. The Discover Wisconsin crew heads to the Prairie du Chien Historical Society’s Fort Crawford Museum, where visitors can tour the campus’ three buildings. Continuing the history theme, the crew makes its way to The Local Oven — a bakery that offers guests a chance to dress up in period costumes and take an authentic black and white photo.

“Prairie du Chien is a gem of a spot in Wisconsin — and one of my favorite places to explore in my own time,” said Discover Wisconsin co-host Mariah Haberman. “I can’t wait for our viewers across the Midwest to discover this corner of Wisconsin for themselves. On behalf of the entire crew, I am thrilled to name Prairie du Chien an official Discover Wisconsin Choice Destination!”

Co-host Eric Paulsen takes to the Mississippi River with Mike Valley of Valley Fish & Cheese for some commercial fishing and then stops at the Valley Fish & Cheese store for some taste testing. The crew checks out Prairie du Chien’s annual Ice Fisheree on Gremore Lake, where thousands of ice fishermen convene each year, and then visits The Crooked Oar Bar & Marina, a foodie favorite located on the backwaters of the Mississippi.

Pete’s Hamburger Stand dates back to 1909 and was a must-stop for Paulsen and the team before heading to St. Feriole Island. For the perfect sit-down meal, the Discover Wisconsin crew visits The Barn Restaurant – an old barn that was converted into a supper club in the late 1970s. 

Paulsen makes a visit to Villa Louis, where he participates in the War of 1812 reenactment day. The annual event takes place on the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie du Chien, which was fought in July of 1814 between Great Britain and the United States. Haberman heads to Shihata’s Orchard, which offers apple picking, fresh cider and sweet treats. The episode comes to a close on the Maiden Voyage Tour for some sightseeing on the river.

“Prairie du Chien — Journey Through Time” will reach Discover Wisconsin’s broadcast network of 600,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan.

 As the state’s leading media brand, Discover Wisconsin can be seen statewide on Fox Sports North (FSN) Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and online at discoverwisconsin.com. For more on this and other episodes or the broadcast schedule in other areas please visit www.discoverwisconsin.com. Connect with Discover Wisconsin on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (discover.wi), Twitter and YouTube.

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