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Near Stockholm in Pepin County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Fort St. Antoine

1686

 
 
Site of Fort St. Antoine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
1. Site of Fort St. Antoine Marker
Inscription. Nicholas Perrot was a daring adventurer, fur-trader and able diplomat. The handsome Frenchman built Fort St. Antoine on the shore of Lake Pepin near here in 1686. Alarmed by the aggressions of the English, the French government felt it was necessary to repeat their claims with sufficient pomp and ceremony to impress the Indians and to assure their allegiance. Accordingly, here at Fort St. Antoine on May 8, 1689, Perrot formally took possession of the entire region west of the Great Lakes "no matter how remote" in the name of Louis XIV. When A.W. Miller surveyed this area in 1855, he reported the fort site occupied "a space of about sixty by forty-five feet, and stood about seventy feet back from the point of highest water mark on the lake shore".
 
Erected 1955 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 27.926′ N, 92° 13.473′ W. Marker is near Stockholm, Wisconsin, in Pepin County. Marker is on The Great River Road (State Highway 35) 1.2 miles south of County Highway JJ, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off northwest of Pepin. Marker is in this post office area: Stockholm WI 54769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Site of Fort St. Antoine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
2. Site of Fort St. Antoine Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lake Pepin: Birthplace of Waterskiing (approx. 2.3 miles away in Minnesota); The First Settler (approx. 2.3 miles away in Minnesota); A Very Old Fish Story (approx. 2.3 miles away in Minnesota); Louis McCahill Memorial Park (approx. 2.3 miles away in Minnesota); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away in Minnesota); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 2.7 miles away in Minnesota); Anchor from the "Phil Scheckel" (approx. 3.9 miles away); Laura Ingalls Wilder (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, Castles
 
Fort St. Antoine Pull-Off image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
3. Fort St. Antoine Pull-Off
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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