Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The retreating glacier deposited gravel and rocks that blocked ancient northward flowing drainage systems thereby creating a large lake known as Glacial Lake Oshkosh. Centuries later a portion of this lake became Lake Winnebago and its adjacent marshlands.
From that time forward, Supple's Marsh has been a haven for fish and game. Here was where the Winnebago Indian fished and hunted long before the white man appeared. As the years progressed, white hunters and anglers took over, concentrating on the marsh for profit, sport, and food.
On March 25, 1929, Mathias Supple purchased the marsh from the Wisconsin Central Land Co., the holding firm for the Soo Line Railway. The Supple family started a fur farm here in 1932, harvesting as many as 6,000 muskrats in one year.
The City of Fond du Lac acquired the 240 acre marsh from the Supple family in 1967. Hunting and trapping are banned now and Supple's Marsh has become a nature conservancy for all to enjoy.
Location. 43° 47.725′ N, 88° 27.656′ W. Marker is in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is at the intersection Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Lakeside Park West. Marker is in this post office area: Fond du Lac WI 54937, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. G. A. R. Memorial Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); Locomotive No. 2714 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spanish–American War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Military Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wisconsin Progressive Party (approx. 1.6 miles away); North Fond du Lac Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fond du Lac.
Also see . . . Original newspaper article on the opening of Supple Marsh. (Submitted on September 6, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features •
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