Historic Green Bay Road
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 44° 31.102 W 088° 00.827
16T E 419431 N 4929949
Quick Description: Historic Green Bay Road Marker in Green Bay, Brown County
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 1:22:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMM2B4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 3

Long Description:
In 1829, citizens of the Green Bay area petitioned Congress to build a road to Chicago. Following an ancient Indian trail, the military road to connect Fort Howard at Green Bay with Fort Dearborn at Chicago was surveyed by the U.S. War Department in 1835. Construction began in 1848, but after completion the road was little used by the military and soon became known as the Green Bay Road. This is the north end of the 200 mile historic road that many immigrant settlers used to reach their new homes in Wisconsin.
County: Brown

Location: Other

MarkerID: 540

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