Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chief Oshkosh Monument
A chief of the
Menominee Tribe of Indians
whose greatest achievement
in this life was in giving
to this city the name which
will make it famous while
one stone remains upon another.
Erected 1911 by Col. John Hicks, editor and owner of The Oshkosh Northwestern.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 1.35′ N, 88° 30.951′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Linde Street and Merritt Avenue. Marker is in Menominee Park along Pratt Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh WI 54901, 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. First Catholic Mass (within shouting distance of this marker); War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kiwanis Clubs Gazebo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Bragg MemorialWebster Stanley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. 1.2 miles away); John R. Morgan Residence / Irving-Church Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Historical Society. Photo of Chief Oshkosh. "Menominee chief Oshkosh was born in 1795, probably near Nekoosa (Point Bas) on the Wisconsin River." (Submitted on August 10, 2010.)
2. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1897 newspaper article Proposal to Erect a Memorial in an Oshkosh Park. "...an event of a civil nature which occurred in 1840 was distined to give him more fame than anything he had done in war... the Postoffice department at Washington wanted an official name [of the settlement]." (Submitted on August 10, 2010.)
3. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1911 newspaper article Memorial to the Chieftain of the Menominee. The address of acceptance. (Submitted on August 10, 2010.)
4. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1911 newspaper article Oshkosh's New Monument. "[is] the work of the well known sculptor, Chevalier Gaetano Trentanove, whose Marquette, presented by the state of Wisconsin, is often spoken of as the (Submitted on August 10, 2010.)
5. Wisconsin Historical Society. 1917 newspaper article. The remains of Chief Oshkosh to be moved to Oshkosh. (Submitted on August 10, 2010.)
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