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La Pointe in Ashland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michel Cadotte

 
 
Michel Cadotte marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, September 6, 2019
1. Michel Cadotte marker
Inscription.  A French-Canadian trader built a post on this site about 1792. From his wife Madeline daughter of the Chippewa chief White Crane the island takes its present name. The official French fort La Pointe was built in 1718 about 500 feet west. Its commandants were St. Pierre, Linctot, La Ronde, Marin, and Beaubassin, the last of whom retired in 1759.
 
Erected 1926 by Rachael Brock Woods.
 
Location. 46° 45.255′ N, 90° 47.002′ W. Marker is in La Pointe, Wisconsin, in Ashland County. Marker is on Old Fort Road north of Capser Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N136 Old Fort Road, La Pointe WI 54850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Pointe Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Early Vessels (approx. 1 miles away); Madeline Island (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 4 miles away); Schooner Pretoria (approx. 4 miles away); Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield
Marker on west side of Old Fort Road image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, September 6, 2019
2. Marker on west side of Old Fort Road
(approx. 4.2 miles away); The Booth Cooperage (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bayfield Historic Waterfront (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Pointe.
 
Also see . . .  Fort La Pointe wiki with map. (Submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. Ojibwe
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2020, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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