Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1957 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 63.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 33.294′ N, 89° 26.073′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on State Highway 33 0.2 miles west of County Road F, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside next to the Fox River. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fort Winnebago (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Winnebago (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Indian Agency House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. one mile away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
Also see . . . Jacques Marquette. “Contact with the Native Americans of Illinois led Marquette to plan a mission among them, and he became interested in the reports of a great south-running river.” (Submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
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