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

Wisconsin's First Deed

— 1793 —

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By Keith L, September 6, 2007
1. Wisconsin's First Deed Marker
Inscription. Dominique Ducharme first known white settler at Kaukauna. In Wisconsinís first recorded Deed For Land in 1793, he obtained 1281 acres of land from several Indian tribes, for 2 barrels of rum and other gifts. This is now the City of Kaukauna. Today this original deed is on record in Brown County—Volume B of Deeds, Page 110. Recorded Dec. 18, 1828.
Erected by Badger Northland, Kaukauna.
Location. 44° 17.112′ N, 88° 15.15′ W. Marker is in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker is on Augustine Street east of Terry Lane, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the Charles A. Grignon Mansion, by Grignon Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Augustine Street, Kaukauna WI 54130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 1.8 miles away); Treaty of the Cedars (approx. 3.7 miles away); Number 736 (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Merging of Milwaukee-Downer and Lawrence Colleges (approx. 7.3 miles away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles
Wisconsin's First Deed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 6, 2007
2. Wisconsin's First Deed Marker
away); Vulcan Street Plant Replica (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lawrence University (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. About the City of Kaukauna. "Because travelers had to carry their boats and cargoes over the three waterfalls at what is now Kaukauna, that spot was destined by nature to become a way-station and settlement on this important waterway. When Father Claude Allouez paused there on April 18, 1670, he noted in his journal, "we passed the portage called by the natives KeKaling..." (Submitted on December 16, 2007.) 

2. Charles A. Grignon Mansion. "In the days before Wisconsin's statehood, the Fox River was an important water highway for travelers and fur traders. At a natural portage point along the Fox, where the Mansion now stands, a trading post was established as early as 1760. Charles A. Grignon, whose family had been active in the fur trade for over 100 years, took over this post in 1830." (Submitted on December 16, 2007.) 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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