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Near Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1634 1909

 
 
1634  1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
1. 1634 1909 Marker
Inscription. Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians.

Unveiled August 12, 1909, by members of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Historical Society.
 
Erected 1909 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Historical Society. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 44° 36.557′ N, 87° 51.975′ W. Marker is near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Benderville Road 0.2 miles north of Nicolet Drive (County Highway A), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at Red Banks (near Benderville) at Nicolet Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicolet Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Banks (approx. 2.8 miles away); Stage House Dyckesville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Naval Veterans Monument (approx. 7.7 miles away); Elvis Favorite Ride
1634  1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. 1634 1909 Marker
The Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, is in the background.
(approx. 7.8 miles away); The Birthplace Home of Earl "Curly" Lambeau (approx. 9.2 miles away); Curly Lambeau's Birthplace Home (approx. 9.2 miles away); Indian Packing Plant & Acme Packing Plant (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 11.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Green Bay. "Jean Nicolet (as the English referred to him) was intelligent, courageous and endowed with a talent for Indian diplomacy. He is credited as being the first European in the Green Bay area - just 14 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock." (Submitted on February 2, 2009.) 

2. Jean Nicolet. "Born around 1598 in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, son of Thomas Nicollet (spelled with either one "l" or two), who was "messenger ordinary of the King between Paris and Cherbourg", and Marguerite de la Mer." (Submitted on February 2, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Nicolet Landing at Red Banks image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
3. Nicolet Landing at Red Banks
Nicolet Landing image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
4. Nicolet Landing
This site became the property of
the Brown County Historical Society
through the generosity of
Marion E. Sickel
December 2002
 
 
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