Site of Fort St. Antoine - 1686
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 44° 27.926 W 092° 13.477
15T E 561677 N 4923861
Quick Description: Site of Fort St. Antoine Marker, Hwy 35, 3 mi. NW of Pepin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 6:26:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM4CDV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 38

Long Description:
Nicholas Perrot was a daring adventurer, fur-trader and able diplomat. The handsome Frenchman built Fort St. Antoine on the shore of Lake Pepin near here in 1686. Alarmed by the aggressions of the English, the French government felt it was necessary to repeat their claims with sufficient pomp and ceremony to impress the Indians and to assure their allegiance. Accordingly, here at Fort St. Antoine on May 8, 1689, Perrot formally took possession of the entire region west of the Great Lakes "no matter how remote" in the name of Louis XIV. When A.W. Miller surveyed this area in 1855, he reported the fort site occupied "a space of about sixty by forty-five feet, and stood about seventy feet back from the point of highest water mark on the lake shore".

Erected 1955
County: Pepin

Location: Other

MarkerID: 22

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