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La Pointe in Ashland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Madeline Island

Known to the Ojibway Indians as Moningwunakauning, "The Home of The Golden Breasted Woodpecker"

 
 
Madeline Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
1. Madeline Island Marker
Inscription.  The largest of the Apostle Islands was one of the earliest areas of Indian settlement, fur trade, missionary activity and commercial fishing in the interior of North America. It was discovered by French explorers in 1659. Trading posts were built here for the French by Le Sueur in 1693 and for the British by Michel Cadotte in 1793. In 1834 this site and present La Pointe dock became headquarters for the Northern Outfit of the American Fur Company. Missionary operations began about 1830 with the erection of a Protestant Church followed by Father Baraga's Catholic Church.
 
Erected 1961 by Madeline Island Historical Museum. (Marker Number 108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 46° 46.814′ N, 90° 47.297′ W. Marker is in La Pointe, Wisconsin, in Ashland County. Marker is at
Madeline Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
2. Madeline Island Marker
the intersection of Bayfield - La Pointe Avenue and Colonel Woods Avenue (County Route H), on the left when traveling north on Bayfield - La Pointe Avenue. Marker is located on the grounds of the Madeline Island Historical Museum. Madeline Island is accessible from the ferry at Bayfield harbor, which runs every 30 minutes in season. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 Colonel Woods Ave, La Pointe WI 54850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Vessels (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Pointe Indian Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michel Cadotte (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 2.3 miles away); Schooner Pretoria (approx. 2.3 miles away); Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Booth Cooperage (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bayfield Historic Waterfront (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Pointe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Madeline island History. (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Madeline Island Museum. (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Madeline Island Historical Museum sign image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
3. Madeline Island Historical Museum sign
Madeline Island Museum grounds image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 17, 2012
4. Madeline Island Museum grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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