Knaggs Ferry

Knaggs Ferry (HM1JM)

Location: Oshkosh, WI 54902 Winnebago County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 2.346', W 88° 34.146'

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James Knaggs, who lived across the river from this point, operated a ferry here for nineteen years. In 1831 John and Juliette Kinzie, traveling on horseback from Green Bay to their Indian Agency assignment at Portage, were ferried across. In the summer of 1836 Webster Stanley came by Durham boat and built a shanty. He was soon joined by Henry and John Gallup, who came on foot from Green Bay. The same year, Gov. Henry Dodge and his party crossed on their way to the Council at the Cedars, where the Menominee Indians ceded to the United States all their land between the Fox and Wolf rivers. Later Gallup and Stanley moved across the river and settled near its mouth. This located the business center of Oshkosh. The ferry era ended with the building of float bridges at Main Street (1847) and Algoma (1850).
HM NumberHM1JM
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number27
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Winnebago County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 374280 N 4877412
Decimal Degrees44.03910000, -88.56910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 2.346', W 88° 34.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 2' 20.76" N, 88° 34' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1499 Veterans Trail, Oshkosh WI 54902, US
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