Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1957 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 61.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 43° 33.294′ N, 89° 26.061′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on State Highway 33, 0.2 miles west of County Highway F, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at a wayside next to the Fox River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Marquette (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Winnebago (a few steps from this marker); Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Indian Agency House at Fort Winnebago (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Indian Agency House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. one mile away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Winnebago. "The fort's location was chosen not only because of its proximity to the site of Red Bird's surrender in the Winnebago War, but also because of the strategic importance of Portage, Wisconsin, which, as the city's name implies, was the site of an important portage on the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway, a highly travelled connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River." (Submitted on September 8, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. Wau-Bun Table of Contents. (Submitted on September 8, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
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