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Near Winneconne in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Poygan Paygrounds

 
 
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By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1. Poygan Paygrounds Marker
Inscription. In 1836 the Menominee Indians ceded all their lands between the Wolf and Fox Rivers to the United States Government. Payment was made every October, in twenty annual installments, on these grounds. All their remaining lands were ceded in 1848 and they were offered a reservation in Minnesota which they refused. In 1852 they moved up the Wolf River where in 1854 they were granted eight townships, the present Keshena Reservation.
 
Erected 1956 by Winnebago County Historical Society. (Marker Number 48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 7.352′ N, 88° 50.47′ W. Marker is near Winneconne, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road B and Poygan Shores Lane, on the right when traveling west on County Road B. Touch for map. Marker is near a Lake Poygan boat landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8816 Poygan Shores Lane, Winneconne WI 54986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Omro Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Historic Omro
Poygan Paygrounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
2. Poygan Paygrounds Marker
(approx. 7.7 miles away); The Auroraville Fountain (approx. 8.9 miles away); Samuel N. Rogers, Sr. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Old Wolf River Crossing (approx. 9.5 miles away); Larson Brothers Airport (approx. 11.4 miles away); Upper Fox River (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Wolf River - History. "...the Menominee moved to and settled in the Town of Poygan, on the south shore of Lake Poygan and their teepees spread out about 6 miles along the shore in the Towns of Poygan and Winneconne." (Submitted on August 22, 2010.) 

2. Town of Poygan - History. "...over 2000 encamped Menominee, including women, children, and the elderly, along with all of their meager possessions, were ordered to canoe out of Poygan and travel up the Wolf River to their new wilderness lands." (Submitted on August 22, 2010.) 

3. Their Own Trail of Tears. Article on retracing the journey. (Submitted on August 22, 2010.) 

4. Winneconne's History. (Submitted on August 22, 2010.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Lake Poygan image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
3. Lake Poygan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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