Madeline Island

Madeline Island (HM133Q)

Location: La Pointe, WI 54850 Ashland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 46.814', W 90° 47.297'

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Known to the Ojibway Indians 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 Church followed by Father Baraga's Catholic Church.
HM NumberHM133Q
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number108
Year Placed1961
Placed ByMadeline Island Historical Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 668832 N 5183117
Decimal Degrees46.78023333, -90.78828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 46.814', W 90° 47.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 46' 48.84" N, 90° 47' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 Colonel Woods Ave, La Pointe WI 54850, US
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