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

De Langlade

 
 
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By Keith L, October 10, 2010
1. De Langlade Marker
Inscription. The Village of Langlade and Langlade County were named for Charles Michel de Langlade, who has been called the "Father of Wisconsin." Born at the trading post of Mackinac in 1729, de Langlade's character, military ability, and influence left a commanding impression on Wisconsin's early history. He was among the first per­manent settlers to locate on the present site of Green Bay about 1745. During the French and Indian War, de Langlade led Wisconsin Indians against Fort Duquesne, and from there to Fort Cumberland, where Braddock was in command, and where George Washington served as a young lieutenant. In 1759, De Langlade fought under General Montcalm in the Battle of Quebec, which ended the French Empire in North America. After active service with the British in the Revolutionary War, de Langlade returned to Green Bay. He died there in 1800.

Erected 1955

 
Erected 1955 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 11.458′ N, 88° 43.991′ W. Marker is in Langlade, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker is on State Highway 55 north of
De Langlade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
2. De Langlade Marker
State Highway 64, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: White Lake WI 54491, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Military Road (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Historical Society. Langlade, Charles Michel 1729 - 1801. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

2. Charles Michel de Langlade. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

3. Sieur Charles Michel de Langlade. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
De Langlade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
3. De Langlade Marker
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
4. Nearby Plaque
Dedicated to the memory of Cap Buettner (1908-1984) by Wisconsin Trout Unlimited.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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