Winston-Cadotte Site – La Pointe, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 45.262 W 090° 47.012
15T E 669276 N 5180253
Quick Description: An historical marker is fixed on a rock to mark the site where the Ojibway traded with other natives in the 1600’s.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2013 7:50:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMJA45
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
An historical marker is fixed on a rock to mark the site where the Ojibway traded with other natives in the 1600’s. French-Canadian trader Michel Cadotte built his trading post in this same spot somewhere between 1790 and 1833. The marker reads:

Michel Cadotte. A French Canadian trader, built a post on this site about 1792. From his wife Madeline, daughter of the Chippewa chief White Crane, the island takes its present name.

The official French Fort LaPointe was built in 1718 about 500 feet west. Its commandants were St. Pierre, Linctot, La Ronde, Marin, and Beaubassin, the last of whom retired in 1759.

Erected by Rachael Brock Woods, 1926.
Street address:
Old Fort Road
La Pointe, WI USA
54850


County / Borough / Parish: Ashland

Year listed: 2005

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Information Potential, Commerce, Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Exploration/Settlement, Historic - Aboriginal

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1650-1699

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Funerary

Current function: Funerary

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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