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Menominee in Menominee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Menominee Area

 
 
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By Keith L, August 8, 2006
1. Menominee Area Marker
Inscription. This was the home of the Menominee Indians. Nicolet, the French explorer, visited them in 1634 on his futile search for Cathay. Conflict over fishing rights brought on the Sturgeon War here between the Menominee and Chippewa tribes. During the 1700's this became a center of the fur trade. Until 1910 when the forests were cut Menominee was the Upper Peninsula's main lumber port. Its timber helped rebuild Chicago after the 1871 fire.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 84.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 6.456′ N, 87° 37.17′ W. Marker is in Menominee, Michigan, in Menominee County. Marker is on Bridge Street (U.S. 41) south of 10th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the Menominee Welcome Center/Claude Tobin Travel Information Center. Marker is in this post office area: Menominee MI 49858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Menominee River (approx. 0.6 miles away in Wisconsin); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx.
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By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. Menominee Area Marker
0.6 miles away in Wisconsin); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away in Wisconsin); Spies Public Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isaac Stephenson (approx. 0.7 miles away in Wisconsin); Menominee / Main Street Historic District (approx. mile away); Queen Marinette (approx. 0.8 miles away in Wisconsin). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menominee.
 
More about this marker. Cathay is the Anglicized version of "Catai" and an alternative name for China in English. -- from Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  Menominee, Michigan. Menominee gets its name from a regional Native American tribe known as the Menominee, which roughly translates into "Wild Rice". (Submitted on December 30, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
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By Keith L, September 17, 2008
3. Nearby Marker
Honor the dead by helping the living.
Dedicated to the Michigan men and women who gave
their lives for their country. 1776 - 1976.
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliaries,
Department of Michigan. May 1, 1976.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,961 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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