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Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet

 
 
Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
1. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the place near which Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet entered the Wisconsin River June 14, 1673
 
Erected 1905 by Wau-Bun Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1853.
 
Location. 43° 32.095′ N, 89° 26.854′ W. Marker is in Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Wisconsin Street and Wauona Trail, on the left when traveling east on Wisconsin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 929 East Wisconsin Street, Portage WI 53901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ketchum’s Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zona Gale (approx. ¾ mile away); Frederick Jackson Turner (approx. ¾ mile away); Society Hill Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trinity United Church of Christ
Back of Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
2. Back of Tablet
End of Wauona Trail · Old Military Road
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Pierre Pauquette Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marquette (approx. 1½ miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
Also see . . .  Marquette & Joliet. A student webpage about Marquette and Joliet. (Submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Luis Joliet
Joliet is my direct ancestor and I greatly appreciate finding your page with this marker that I did not know existed.
    — Submitted January 6, 2008, by Tracey Tawyea of Bemidji, Minnesota.
 
Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
3. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker
The Wisconsin River is behind the photographer.
Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
4. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet Marker
The back of the marker, with the levee for the Wisconsin River across Wisconsin Street in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 8,515 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on May 31, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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