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

Red Banks

 
 
Red Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
1. Red Banks Marker
Inscription.  Many of the explorers who followed Columbus were more interested in finding an easy route to Asia than they were in exploring and settling this continent. In 1634 Jean Nicolet, emissary of Gov. Samuel de Champlain of New France, landed at Red Banks on the shore of Green Bay about a mile west of here. His mission was to arrange peace with the "People of the Sea" and to ally them with France. Nicolet half expected to meet Asiatics on his voyage and had with him an elaborate Oriental robe which he put on before landing. The Winnebago Indians who met him were more impressed with the "thunder" he carried in both hands as he stepped ashore firing his pistols. Nicolet reported to his superiors that he was well entertained with "sixscore beavers" being served at one banquet, but it was the pelts and not the flesh of the beaver that were to be highly prized by those who followed him.
 
Erected 1957 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans
Red Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 12, 2009
2. Red Banks Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1634.
 
Location. 44° 34.147′ N, 87° 52.721′ W. Marker is near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Bay Settlement Road north of Van Laanen Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Wequiock Falls County Park. 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 walking distance of this marker. The Beaudhuin Village Site: A North Bay Middle Woodland Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fabry Creek (Boss Tavern): A Multi-component Site (about 500 feet away); From First Americans to Euroamericans (about 500 feet away); Delfosse-Allard: A Multi-component Site (about 500 feet away); The WIS 57 Reconstruction Project in Brown, Kewaunee, and Door Counties (about 500 feet away); The Holdorf Site: A Chipped Stone Workshop/The Christoff Site: A Prehistoric Campsite (about 500 feet away); Transportation Archaeology on the WIS 57 Project (about 500 feet away); Heyrman I: A Multi-component Workshop and Campsite (about 500 feet away).
 
More about this marker. The marker and statue were relocated and rededicated in 2009. The marker and statue originally stood three miles to the north along State Highway 57, but the rerouting of the two-lane highway to a new divided highway made access to the site difficult.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Green Bay. (Submitted on September 14, 2009.)
2. Wequiock Falls. (Submitted on September 14, 2009.)
 
Red Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. Red Banks Marker
Jean Nicolet Memorial & Red Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
4. Jean Nicolet Memorial & Red Banks Marker
Jean Nicolet Memorial & Red Banks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
5. Jean Nicolet Memorial & Red Banks Marker
Jean Nicolet Statue image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
6. Jean Nicolet Statue
Nicolet Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
7. Nicolet Memorial
Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
8. Plaque
Nicolet Memorial
A gift to Wisconsin
by her school children 1939-1940
during the tenure of John Callahan
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Nicolet Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
9. Nicolet Memorial
Jean Nicolet Statue image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
10. Jean Nicolet Statue
Above Nearby Waterfall image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
11. Above Nearby Waterfall
Waterfall and Observation Deck Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, November 19, 2010
12. Waterfall and Observation Deck Near the Marker
Waterfall and Observation Deck in summer image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
13. Waterfall and Observation Deck in summer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,139 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on September 14, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on December 13, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   12. submitted on December 14, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.   13. submitted on December 15, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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