Marquette

Marquette (HMVN)

Location: Portage, WI 53901 Columbia County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 33.294', W 89° 26.073'

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On June 14, 1673 Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet started the portage (1.28 miles) from here to the Wisconsin River, which led to their discovery of the Upper Mississippi June 17, 1673 at Prairie du Chien. The expedition, in two birch bark canoes, traveled south to the mouth of the Arkansas River and returned to St. Ignace, a trip of nearly 3000 miles. Thus a new era of exploration, settlement and commerce began for the Great Lakes region, the Mississippi Valley and the Far West. Stabilization of the fur trade followed and also the organization of numerous Indian tribes under French rule. Marquette, a talented Jesuit missionary, dedicated his life and energy ministering to the Indians. Born June 1, 1637 in Laon, France, he died near Ludington, Michigan May 18, 1675.
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HM NumberHMVN
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number63
Year Placed1957
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:26am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 303355 N 4825318
Decimal Degrees43.55490000, -89.43455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.294', W 89° 26.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 17.64" N, 89° 26' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1605 WI-33, Portage WI 53901, US
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