Madeline Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team LightningBugs
N 46° 43.296 W 090° 52.380
15T E 662542 N 5176424
Quick Description: Located at wayside on Hwy 13 north of Washburn.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:12:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM4HWY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 24

Long Description:

To the east is Madeline Island, known to the Ojibway as Moningwunakauning, "The Home of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker." The French soldier Pierre le Sueur built his post there in 1693. In 1718 a fort was erected which remained France's principal fur-trading post on Lake Superior until New France fell to the English. In 1793 Michel Cadotte established a trading post and began permanent settlement. When Equaysayway, daughter of Chief White Crane and a member of the Ojibway artistocracy, married Michel Cadotte, she was given the Christian name "Madeleine." Her pleased father declared the island should be named in her honor.

Erected 1956
County: Bayfield

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 49

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