Near Junction City in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Du Bay Trading Post
Erected 1962 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 121.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 40.567′ N, 89° 41.546′ W. Marker is near Junction City, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on County Highway E 1.8 miles east Touch for map. Marker is at DuBay County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4501 County Highway E., Junction City WI 54443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Baptiste DuBay (approx. 2.1 miles away); Joseph Dessert Library (approx. 8 miles away); Buttons from the River (approx. 11.3 miles away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 11.4 miles away); Jordan Dam and Power Plant (approx. 11.7 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was originally along what used to be State Highway 51 (now County DB) until the highway relocated. DuBay County Park is 13 miles northwest of Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Also see . . . A Case of Frontier Justice: The State of Wisconsin v. DuBay. As early as 1830 the name DuBay began appearing on maps of Wisconsin territory. An 1836 map shows Prairie Du Bay settlement located northeast of the present town of Boscobel. A map done by Increase Lapham in 1855 shows Du Bay Point settlement, between Stevens Point and Wausau, as "Du Bay's." Today the name DuBay still appears on the map of Wisconsin, one of the few reminders we have of a colorful and controversial character in the early history (Submitted on July 19, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.