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

Pierre Pauquette Ferry

 
 
Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 9, 2014
1. Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Landing place of the ferry built by Pierre Pauquette and operated by him from about 1828 until his death in 1836. This ferry was in use until the first bridge was built across the Wisconsin River in 1857.
 
Erected 1928 by Wau-Bun Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 43° 32.258′ N, 89° 28.444′ W. Marker is in Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on Cook Street (State Highway 33), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Pauquette Park at the foot of the Wisconsin River bridge. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity United Church of Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Society Hill Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick Jackson Turner (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 9, 2014
2. Pierre Pauquette Ferry Marker
Wisconsin River is behind the marker.
Zona Gale (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); Marquette (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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