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

De Langlade

 
 
De Langlade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 10, 2010
1. De Langlade Marker
Inscription.  The Village of Langlade and Langlade County were named for Charles Michel de Langlade, who has been called the "Father of Wisconsin." Born at the trading post of Mackinac in 1729, de Langlade's character, military ability, and influence left a commanding impression on Wisconsin's early history. He was among the first per­manent settlers to locate on the present site of Green Bay about 1745. During the French and Indian War, de Langlade led Wisconsin Indians against Fort Duquesne, and from there to Fort Cumberland, where Braddock was in command, and where George Washington served as a young lieutenant. In 1759, De Langlade fought under General Montcalm in the Battle of Quebec, which ended the French Empire in North America. After active service with the British in the Revolutionary War, de Langlade returned to Green Bay. He died there in 1800.

Erected 1955

 
Erected 1955 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers
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War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1729.
 
Location. 45° 11.458′ N, 88° 43.991′ W. Marker is in Langlade, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker is on State Highway 55 north of State Highway 64, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Lake WI 54491, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Military Road (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Charles Michel de Langlade. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 
 
De Langlade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 10, 2010
2. De Langlade Marker
De Langlade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 10, 2010
3. De Langlade Marker
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, October 10, 2010
4. Nearby Plaque
Dedicated to the memory of Cap Buettner (1908-1984) by Wisconsin Trout Unlimited.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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May. 31, 2023