Michel Cadotte Marker – La Pointe, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 45.262 W 090° 47.012
15T E 669276 N 5180253
Quick Description: This historical marker is fixed to a rock at the site of the French trading post on Madeline Island.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 4:14:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ9RN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
This historical marker is fixed to a rock at the site of the French trading post on Madeline Island. It 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.
Group that erected the marker: Rachael Brock Woods

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Old Fort Road
La Pointe, WI USA
54859


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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