1686Nicholas Perrot was a daring adventurer, fur-trader and able diplomat. The handsome Frenchman built Fort St. Antoine on the shore of Lake Pepin near here in 1686. Alarmed by the aggressions of the English, the French government felt it was necessary to repeat their claims with sufficient pomp and ceremony to impress the Indians and to assure their allegiance. Accordingly, here at Fort St. Antoine on May 8, 1689, Perrot formally took possession of the entire region west of the Great Lakes "no matter how remote" in the name of Louis XIV. When A.W. Miller surveyed this area in 1855, he reported the fort site occupied "a space of about sixty by forty-five feet, and stood about seventy feet back from the point of highest water mark on the lake shore".
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|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:52pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 561682 N 4923862|
|Decimal Degrees||44.46543333, -92.22455000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 27.926', W 92° 13.473'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 27' 55.56" N, 92° 13' 28.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1415-1663 WI-35, Stockholm WI 54769, US|
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