Du Bay Trading Post Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 40.537 W 089° 41.511
16T E 286646 N 4950441
Quick Description: Du Bay Trading Post Historical Marker in the Dubay County Park on County Hwy E North of Stevens Point, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 8:38:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TQZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"In 1834 John Baptiste Du Bay established a trading post on the Wisconsin River one mile east of here for the American Fur Company. His wife was Princess Madeline, daughter of Oshkosh, Chief of the Menominee Indians. According to tradition, Du Bay's father, John Lewis Du Bay, A French-Canadian voyageur, spent the winter of 1790 on the same site, which was known to the Chippewas as Nay-osh-ing, meaning "the Point." Because of an underwater ledge, this was the first place north of Petenwell Rock where the river could be forded on foot and therefore became a strategic Indian crossing to the Black River hunting grounds to the west. In the 1860's stagecoaches operating between Stevens Point and Wausau took on passengers here. Lake Du Bay, created in 1942, covers the original site of the trading post. A monument marks Du Bay's grave in Knowlton Cemetery 2 1/2 miles north of here.

Erected 1962"
County: Portage

Location: Park

MarkerID: 121

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