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Gordon in Douglas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Antoine Gordon

 
 
Antoine Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
1. Antoine Gordon Marker
[east side of marker]
Inscription. In September 1860, Antoine Gordon arrived from Madeline Island and established a trading post at the junction of the St. Croix and Eau Claire rivers. This land had long been the summer home of the Chippewa Indians who used the Brule-St. Croix waterway as their route from Lake Superior to the Mississippi River. Gordon's Trading Post later became the Village of Gordon. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Location. 46° 14.795′ N, 91° 48.071′ W. Marker is in Gordon, Wisconsin, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Packer Avenue north of Spruce Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at a small park east of US Highway 53. Marker is in this post office area: Gordon WI 54838, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brule–St. Croix Portage (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Brule St. Croix Portage (approx. 9.4 miles away); Brule-St. Croix Portage (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 56 – Wisconsin Council for Local History.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Gordon. (Submitted on June 23, 2011.)
2. History of Gordon
Antoine Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
2. Antoine Gordon Marker
[west side of marker with duplicate text]
. (Submitted on June 23, 2011.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Antoine Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
3. Antoine Gordon Marker
Nearby Museum image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
4. Nearby Museum
[County Road Y and Gate Road]
Nearby Historic Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
5. Nearby Historic Railroad Depot
[County Road Y and Gate Road]
Nearby Log at Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 12, 2011
6. Nearby Log at Town Hall
[County Road Y and School Drive]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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