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

Chapee Rapids

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
1. Chapee Rapids Marker
South side of two-sided marker
Inscription. Stanislaus Chaput, a French-Canadian fur trader sometimes called Louis Chappee, became the first settler at the mouth of the Menominee River in the early 1800s. He fought, along with most of the Green Bay traders, in the British attack on Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812. After the war he traded extensively in the northern Wisconsin region, working for John Lawe, Green Bay fur magnate. Forcibly deposed from his old location in 1824 by rival traders William Farnsworth and Charles Brush, Chaput moved a few miles upstream and built a fortified trading post at the foot of the rapids. Until Chaput's death in the 1850s the post at the rapids was a center of trade for the surrounding villages of Menominee Indians.
 
Erected 1971 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0343.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 9.26′ N, 87° 42.046′ W. Marker is in Menominee, Michigan, in Menominee County. Marker is on River Road West, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in a turn out about 4 miles north of Menominee. Marker is in this post office area: Menominee MI 49858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Chapee Rapids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
2. Chapee Rapids Marker
North side of two-sided marker
markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Queen Marinette (approx. 4.7 miles away in Wisconsin); Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Isaac Stephenson (approx. 4.9 miles away in Wisconsin); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 5 miles away in Wisconsin); Menominee River (approx. 5 miles away in Wisconsin); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx. 5 miles away in Wisconsin); Menominee Area (approx. 5.1 miles away); Spies Public Library (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menominee.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Chapee Rapids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
3. Chapee Rapids Marker
Looking north along River Road
Chapee Rapids Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
4. Chapee Rapids Marker
Looking south along River Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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