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Berlin in Green Lake County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Upper Fox River

 
 
Upper Fox River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 20, 2009
1. Upper Fox River Marker
Inscription.  On these banks of the Upper Fox River June 7, 1673, explorers Marquette and Jolliet visited the Mascoutin Indian Tribe that lived here. For many years traders and missionaries camped here while visiting the Indians. In 1846 Nathan Strong, a Fourierite, was commissioned by the Federal Government to select a site for a bridge to reach the timber land to the north. Strong selected this location and founded Strong's Landing. Settlers of English descent arrived in 1847, followed by immigrants from Poland and Germany. In 1857 a Community Charter was authorized and the name Berlin was chosen. Until 1890 the Fox River played an important role in transportation. Steamboats carried freight and passengers on the Upper Fox from Lake Winnebago to the Wisconsin River Canal at Portage. Excursion boats continued to use the river until 1920 when dredging was discontinued.
 
Erected 1957 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
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Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1750.
 
Location. 43° 58.554′ N, 88° 57.113′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Wisconsin, in Green Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and West Cumberland Street, on the left when traveling north on Water Street. Marker is in Riverside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin WI 54923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucy Smith Morris (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Auroraville Fountain (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fargoville (approx. 6.6 miles away); Dartford–Green Lake Dam (approx. 9 miles away); In Memory (approx. 9 miles away); Propeller from the “Queen of the Lake” (approx. 9.2 miles away); "Daycholah" (approx. 9.6 miles away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fox River (Wisconsin). "The Upper Fox River begins as a small stream northeast of Pardeeville. It flows southwest towards Portage..." (Submitted on June 22, 2009.) 
 
Upper Fox River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 20, 2009
2. Upper Fox River Marker
Upper Fox River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 20, 2009
3. Upper Fox River
Marker is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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