“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Knaggs Ferry

Knaggs Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. Knaggs Ferry Marker
Inscription. James Knaggs, who lived across the river from this point, operated a ferry here for nineteen years. In 1831 John and Juliette Kinzie, traveling on horseback from Green Bay to their Indian Agency assignment at Portage, were ferried across. In the summer of 1836 Webster Stanley came by Durham boat and built a shanty. He was soon joined by Henry and John Gallup, who came on foot from Green Bay. The same year, Gov. Henry Dodge and his party crossed on their way to the Council at the Cedars, where the Menominee Indians ceded to the United States all their land between the Fox and Wolf rivers. Later Gallup and Stanley moved across the river and settled near its mouth. This located the business center of Oshkosh. The ferry era ended with the building of float bridges at Main Street (1847) and Algoma (1850).
Erected 1955 by the Winnebago County Historical Society. (Marker Number 27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 2.346′ N, 88° 34.146′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is on Veterans Trail east of Punhoqua Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Rainbow (42nd
Knaggs Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
2. Knaggs Ferry Marker
Rainbow Division) Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oshkosh WI 54902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coles Bashford House (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish–American War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldier and Sailor Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edgar Sawyer House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Oshkosh.
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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