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Jacques Vieau, in 1795

 
 
Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 9, 2012
1. Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker
Inscription.  
On this site the first permanent fur trader
Jacques Vieau, in 1795
built his cabin, the first house in Milwaukee
Here also was the crossing of the
Green Bay–Chicago Trail
This tablet was erected under the auspices
of the Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County
1925

 
Erected 1925 by Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 1.627′ N, 87° 56.449′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from West Pierce Street east of South Layton Boulevard (Wisconsin Highway 57), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the far northeastern corner of Mitchell Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee WI 53204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mitchell Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Condenser House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Power House
Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 9, 2012
2. Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Frederick Pabst (approx. 0.8 miles away); Milwaukee Road Shops (approx. 0.9 miles away); R. D. Whitehead Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Machine Shop of the World (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Changing Landscape (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacques Vieau. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 

2.  Jacques Vieau: a Son of Montreal and a Father of European Wisconsin--Another Perspective on the Fre. John Boatman, UW-Milwaukee, Copyright Reserved, September 1997 (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 9, 2012
3. Jacques Vieau, in 1795 Marker
Looking toward the northeast. Downtown Milwaukee would be visible past the line of trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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