Oconto in Oconto County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Oconto in 1668
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Location. 44° 53.294′ N, 87° 52.163′ W. Marker is in Oconto, Wisconsin, in Oconto County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Congress Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oconto WI 54153, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley Toy Company (approx. ¼ mile away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission of St. Francois Xavier (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Copper Culture Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Latitude 45° N (approx. 7.8 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 12.9 miles away); Peshtigo Fire Cemetery (approx. 12.9 miles away); Peshtigo Fire (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconto.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Nicolas Perrot. "He formed a fur trading company around 1667 and undertook expeditions to various tribes and land in and around present-day Wisconsin. He was sometimes the first white man seen by the native peoples and was generally well received." (Submitted on January 25, 2009.)
2. Nicholas Perrot. "At the age of twenty-one, Nicolas Perrot made his first trip to the western lands which include Wisconsin. He arrived at Green Bay and was welcomed by the Potawatomi Indians. He helped bring peace between the Potawatomi Indians and the Menominee Indians." (Submitted on January 25, 2009.)
3. History of Milwaukee, City and County. Nicholas Perrot came to visit the Wisconsin Indians in 1665, having been intrusted by the authorities at Montreal with the task of making peace among the tribes who were "fierce as wild cats, full of mutual jealousies, without rulers and without laws." (Submitted on January 25, 2009.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events •
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