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Near Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1634.
 
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
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.
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(approx. 2.9 miles away); Fabry Creek (Boss Tavern): A Multi-component Site (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 . . .  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.) 
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,700 times since then and 10 times this year. 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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