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

Winnebago Trail

 
 
Winnebago Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Winnebago Trail Marker
Inscription. Many modern highways follow routes marked out long ago by Indian people. The Winnebago Trail across central Wisconsin became the general course of Highways 151 from Manitowoc to Fond du Lac, 45 from Fond du Lac to Oshkosh, 21 from Oshkosh to Sparta and 16 from Sparta to La Crosse. When European contact occurred in the first half of the 1600's, the Winnebago had their permanent village and garden area in the Green Bay–Lake Winnebago region, ranging out seasonally to hunt and gather wild produce. In response to the fur trade they extended their territorial claims and established villages throughout western Wisconsin as far north as the headwaters of the Black River and south along the Rock River nearly to its mouth on the Mississippi in Illinois. On occasion they crossed the Mississippi to hunt. Over 3,000 Winnebago people still reside in their old territory in Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1979 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 251.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 4.399′ N, 87° 43.798′ W. Marker is near Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is on U.S. 151 0.9 miles west of Interstate
Winnebago Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, August 13, 2011
2. Winnebago Trail Marker
Close-up of map in upper left hand corner.
43, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is east of the boat landing at Silver Lake Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wampum or Mexico (approx. 2.1 miles away); County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Potter's Field Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Court House and Jail (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Pulaski Square" (approx. 3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); G.A.R - H.M. Walker Post 18 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Historical Society. Indian Trails and Wagon Roads. (Submitted on July 1, 2010.) 

2. Manitowoc County Parks. Silver Lake. (Submitted on July 1, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Winnebago Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Winnebago Trail Marker
Nearby Interpretive Panel image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Nearby Interpretive Panel
Welcome to Silver Lake and Park
Silver Lake Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
5. Silver Lake Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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