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1634 1909

 
 
1634  1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
1. 1634 1909 Marker
Inscription.  Commemorating the discovery of Wisconsin in 1634 by Jean Nicolet, emissary of Governor Champlain of New France. In this vicinity Nicolet first met the Winnebago Indians.

Unveiled August 12, 1909, by members of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Historical Society.
 
Erected 1909 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Historical Society. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 44° 36.557′ N, 87° 51.975′ W. Marker is near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Benderville Road 0.2 miles north of Nicolet Drive (County Highway A), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at Red Banks (near Benderville) at Nicolet Landing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicolet Landing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Banks (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Beaudhuin Village Site: A North Bay Middle Woodland Camp (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fabry Creek (Boss Tavern): A Multi-component Site
1634  1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. 1634 1909 Marker
The Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, is in the background.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); From First Americans to Euroamericans (approx. 2.9 miles away); Delfosse-Allard: A Multi-component Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); The WIS 57 Reconstruction Project in Brown, Kewaunee, and Door Counties (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Holdorf Site: A Chipped Stone Workshop/The Christoff Site: A Prehistoric Campsite (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 11.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Green Bay. "Jean Nicolet (as the English referred to him) was intelligent, courageous and endowed with a talent for Indian diplomacy. He is credited as being the first European in the Green Bay area - just 14 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock." (Submitted on February 2, 2009.) 

2. Jean Nicolet. "Born around 1598 in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, son of Thomas Nicollet (spelled with either one "l" or two), who was "messenger ordinary of the King between Paris and Cherbourg", and Marguerite de la Mer." (Submitted on February 2, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Nicolet Landing at Red Banks image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
3. Nicolet Landing at Red Banks
Nicolet Landing image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
4. Nicolet Landing
This site became the property of
the Brown County Historical Society
through the generosity of
Marion E. Sickel
December 2002
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,656 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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