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Washburn in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madeline Island

 
 
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By Paul F
1. Madeline Island Marker
Inscription. To the east is Madeline Island, known to the Ojibway as Moning-wunakauning, “The Home of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker.” The French soldier Pierre le Sueur built his post there in 1693. In 1718 a fort was erected which remained France’s principal fur-trading post on Lake Superior until New France fell to England. In 1793 Michel Cadotte established a trading post and began permanent settlement. When Equaysayway, daughter of Chief White Crane and a member of the Ojibway aristocracy, married Michel Cadotte, she was given the Christian name “Madeleine.” Her pleased father declared the island should be named in her honor.
 
Erected 1956 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 43.293′ N, 90° 52.38′ W. Marker is in Washburn, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on Wisconsin Route 13 north of Burlager/Bodin Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located 2.3 miles north of Washburn. Marker is in this post office area: Washburn WI 54891, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By Paul F, September 22, 2010
2. Madeline Island Marker
crow flies. Washburn, The Monolith City (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bank of Washburn (approx. 3.5 miles away); Washburn Lumbering Days / The Hines Lumber Company (approx. 4 miles away); Washburn Historic Waterfront (approx. 4 miles away); The Sprague Well (approx. 4.1 miles away); Early Vessels (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Madeline Island (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washburn.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Places
 
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By Paul F, September 22, 2010
3. Madeline Island Marker
Turn off along Hwy 13.
 
 
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