Cheboygan's Beginnings

Cheboygan's Beginnings (HM2AKI)

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Huron Shore Trail

Huron Shore Trail
follows the geologic Algonquin Beach Ridge formation along the western shore of Lake Huron from the Straits of Mackinac to Saginaw Bay. For centuries this trail was the primary travel route for Chippewa people travelling between Saginaw Bay wintering grounds and summer fishing and hunting grounds in the Straits area.
was an Ottawa woman and sister of Nissowaquet, a leader of the local Ottawa people in the 1740s. Her family moved from the Straits area to present day Cross Village on the Lake Michigan shoreline in 1741. She was the mother of Charles de Langlade.
Catherine "Kati" Robinson
was the daughter of John Askin, prominent Straits area merchant. She was married to Samuel Robertson and together they lived on the Cheboygan River in the 1770s. As shown in the mural, women of means occasionally wore fine clothing despite their being ill-suited to frontier life.
Captain Samuel Robertson
came to Northern Michigan as a British soldier. While in the employment of fur trader John Askin of Mackinac Island, Robertson spent two winters at the mouth of the Cheboygan River trading with the Chippewa people in the 1770s.
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Date Added Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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