Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Cadotte Fur Traders
Erected 1974 by Cadott Lions Club.
Location. 44° 57.215′ N, 91° 8.816′ W. Marker is in Cadott, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on State Highway 27 0.1 miles north of East Mills Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Riverview Park along Park Place Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cadott WI 54727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Northern Pine of Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Cadott Centennial Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region (here, next to this marker); Cadotte Trading Post Site (here, next to this marker); The Yellowstone Trail (here, next to this marker); Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Precambrian Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gravesite of Lansing A. Wilcox (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadott.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at waist-level, on the north-facing side of the concrete pedestal supporting a carved wooden statue of a fur trader.
Also see . . . Michel Cadotte. Michel Cadotte was a Métis fur trader of Ojibway and French-Canadian descent who dominated business in the area of the south shore of Lake Superior. He gained a strategic alliance through marriage to Ikwesewe, the daughter of the head of the White Crane clan; men from this clan were the hereditary chiefs of the Lake Superior Ojibway. Cadotte's trading post at La Pointe on Madeline Island was a critical center for the trade between the Lake Superior band and the British and United States trading companies. (Submitted on July 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)