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Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Thorp Cabin

 
 
The Thorp Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 2016
1. The Thorp Cabin Marker
Inscription.  The Thorp Family was very influential in the early growth of Door County. Asa Thorp, a New York cooper by trade, permanently settled in Fish Creek in the mid 1850s. Asa established an early pier, a warehouse, and a sawmill to supply residents and ship captains with supplies and cordwood. Later Asa and his wife Eliza ran a small boardinghouse and hotel for workmen and travelers. Known as the "Founder of Fish Creek," Asa built this log cabin home in 1849. His log barn is located east of this cabin in Founder's Square and now serves as a gift shop.
 
Erected 2008 by Door County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 45° 7.658′ N, 87° 14.883′ W. Marker is in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4189 Main St, Fish Creek WI 54212, 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. Church of the Atonement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Alexander Noble House
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(about 400 feet away); Town of Gibraltar (approx. half a mile away); Niagara Escarpment (approx. half a mile away); Shorelines and Sedge Meadows (approx. 0.7 miles away); Privilege in the Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Why Green Bay? (approx. 1.8 miles away); Island Overlook (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fish Creek.
 
More about this marker. Marker is attached to the cabin which is located in the Founders' Square market. It is behind the main buildings.
 
The Thorp Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 2016
2. The Thorp Cabin
The Thorp Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 2016
3. The Thorp Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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