Madeline Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team LightningBugs
N 46° 46.806 W 090° 47.309
15T E 668817 N 5183102
Quick Description: At the Madeline Island Historical Museum in La Pointe, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:57:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM4HX5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 36

Long Description:
Known to the Ojibway Inadian as Moningwunakauning, "The Home of The Golden Breasted Woodpecker"

The largest of the Apostle Islands was one of the earliest areas of Indian settlement, fur trade, missionary activity and commercial fishing in the interior of North America. -- It was discovered by French explorers in 1659. Trading posts were built here for the French by Le Sueur in 1693 and for the British by Michel Cadotte in 1793. In 1834 this site and present La Pointe dock became headquarters for the Northern Outfit of the American Fur Company. -- Missionary operations began about 1830 with the erection of a Protestant Chruch followed by Father Baraga's Catholic Church.

Ercted by Madeline Island Historical Museum
County: Ashland

Location: Historical Center

MarkerID: 108

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