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

Pierre Pauquette Ferry

 
 
Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 9, 2014
1. Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker
Inscription. Landing place of the ferry built by Pierre Pauquette and operated by him from about 1828 until his death in 1836. This ferry was in use until the first bridge was built across the Wisconsin River in 1857.
 
Erected 1928 by Wau-Bun Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 32.258′ N, 89° 28.444′ W. Marker is in Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Cook Street (Wisconsin Route 33), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Pauquette Park at the foot of the Wisconsin River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Society Hill Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Jackson Turner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zona Gale (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marquette (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Fort Winnebago (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portage.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 9, 2014
2. Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker
Wisconsin River is behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 294 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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