Near Merrill in Lincoln County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pere Rene Menard
Born at Paris Sept. 7th, 1605
entered the Jesuit order
Nov. 7th, 1624.
Sailed for Quebec in March
1640. Lost hereabouts in
July 1661, while enroute
to Huron village to baptize
Erected in 1923
by Merrill Council, 1133
Knights of Columbus,
aided by the Wisconsin
Erected 1923 by Merrill Council, 1133 Knights of Columbus.
Location. 45° 14.898′ N, 89° 47.388′ W. Marker is near Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Highway 107 0.1 miles south of Big Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the top of Ninemile Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill WI 54452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Arch Stone Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); T.B. Scott Free Library (approx. 6.4 miles away); Merrill Post Office (approx. 6.6 miles away); Merrill City Hall (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (approx. 11.9 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Demise of Father Menard remains a mystery. "Menard was a French priest, one of the first Europeans to walk and explore the wild land that would become Wisconsin." (Submitted on July 31, 2010.)
2. Memorial for Father Menard. 1923 newspaper article. "A memorial of granite, eighteen inches square at the base and tapering in its height, will mark "Mount Menard" three miles north of Merrill on Grandfather road." (Submitted on July 31, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Father Menard Monument
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 941 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.