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Near Nekoosa in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Point Bas

 
 
Point Bas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2008
1. Point Bas Marker
Inscription. Lower limit of upper Wisconsin country. Called by Indians Ban-Gah-Je-Wung. First sawmill built just below here by Daniel Whitney in 1831. A strip three miles wide both sides of the Wisconsin ceded by Menominee Indians in 1836 from Point Bas forty miles upstream. Cession surveyed 1839 by Joshua Hathaway.
 
Location. 44° 17.852′ N, 89° 53.561′ W. Marker is near Nekoosa, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is on Point Basse Avenue (County Highway AA) half a mile south of Hillcrest Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nekoosa WI 54457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Basse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nekoosa War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Point Basse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ed “Strangler” Lewis (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Edwards Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Jones 2nd Burial Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Edwards Jr. Office Building (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nekoosa.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Point Bas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2008
2. Point Bas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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