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the early 1800's, various explorers, fur
traders and missionaries visited the area
as they passed by on the water routes of
Green Bay and the Menominee River.

The

first recorded inhabitants of the
Menominee River Basin were a small
Algonquin tribe known as "the wild rice
people." Journals of seventeenth and
early eighteenth century explorers
describe a tribe of forty to eighty men
living in a single village at the mouth of the
Menominee River. By the early 1820's, the
Menominee numbered about 500 men,
and were scattered throughout a dozen
villages in Wisconsin. Between 1670 and

The first known white settler on the
Menominee River was Stanislaus Chappu,
or Chappee, a French-Canadian fur
trader who operated a trading post at the
site of Marinette between 1794 and 1824.
Another fur trader, William Farnsworth,
arrived at the Menominee River Basin in
1822. Two years later he usurped
Chappee's position as the area's fur trader
as he forcibly ejected Chappee from his
trading post with the help of nearby
Chippewa Indians.
Farnsworth and his Native American
common law-wife, Marinette, after whom

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the city is said to have taken its name,
operated the trading business from the
log post for several years. Farnsworth's
companion, who was sometimes referred
to as Queen Marinette, acquired
considerable skill in managing the fur
trading business. Marinette became
virtually solely responsible for the
business, as Farnsworth began to devote
time to other pursuits. Farnsworth
associated with Charles Brush in a
business venture, which marked the
beginning of a new industry that would
dominate the Menominee River Basin for
the next fifty years. In 1832, the partners
erected a water-powered sawmill at the
foot of today's North Raymond Street.
Excerpts from 1990 study of the Surviving
Architecture of a Menominee River Boom Town,
©1990, 1996, City of Marinette, WI

PESHTIGO FIRE
MUSEUM
400 Oconto Ave.,
Peshtigo, WI
715.582.3244
Map pg 25 (D-4)

AMBERG MUSEUM
W9289 Nutt Road,
Amberg, WI
715.759.5672
Map pg 38

CRIVITZ-STEPHENSON
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MUSEUM
Just off Hwy. 141
South St. Crivitz, WI
715.854.3278
Map pg 38

M.J. ANUTA
RESEARCH
CENTER
1105 9th Street
Menominee, MI
906.863.2490
Map pg 28
(H-7)

MARINETTE COUNTY
HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Stephenson Island,
Marinette, WI
715.732.0831
Map pg 28 (I-5)

WEST SHORE
FISHING MUSEUM
Bailey Park Hwy M-35
15 miles N. of
Menominee, MI
906.863.3347
Map pg 34

MENOMINEE CO.
HERITAGE
MUSEUM
904 11th Ave.
Menominee, MI
906.863.9000
Map pg 28 (H-7)
1XL HISTORICAL
MUSEUM
US 2 Hermansville, MI
906.498.2181
Map pg 34
TOM ST.ONGE
VIETNAM VETERANS
MUSEUM & PARK
Hermansville, MI
Map pg 34

he quality of a community's educational foundation and
employment opportunities bear a direct link to its growth and
success. Marinette and Menominee Counties offer educational
opportunities ranging from exceptional public schools to a
variety of highly regarded parochial schools from Pre-K through
High School. Great pride is felt within each school district
throughout the region, cultivating good natured competitions
carried out with sportsmanship and dignity. Since 1894, the
M&M game has developed into one of the oldest interstate
athletic competitions in the United States.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Regional Guide - 2018/2019

Marinas
Hunting & Fishing
Rafting/Wall/Maze
Festivals
Golf
Calendar of Events
Winery
Antiques
Shopping
Lighthouse/Zoo/REC
Stephenson Island & Henes
Camping
Peshtigo
Lodging
Marinette/Menominee Map
Street Index
Menominee Co. Map
Off-Road Adventure
Winter Events
Marinette Co. Map
Waterfall Tour
Farmers Market
Dining
County Fairs
Rodeos
History
Education
Business
Health & Wellness
Casino
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Cover1
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Cover2
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 1
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Marinas
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 3
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Hunting & Fishing
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 5
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Rafting/Wall/Maze
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Festivals
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Golf
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The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 10
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The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 12
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 13
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Calendar of Events
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Winery
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Antiques
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 17
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Shopping
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 19
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Lighthouse/Zoo/REC
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 21
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Stephenson Island & Henes
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Camping
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Peshtigo
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 25
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Lodging
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 27
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Marinette/Menominee Map
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 29
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Street Index
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 31
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 32
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 33
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Menominee Co. Map
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 35
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Off-Road Adventure
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Winter Events
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Marinette Co. Map
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 39
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Waterfall Tour
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 41
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Farmers Market
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Dining
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 44
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 45
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 46
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 47
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - County Fairs
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Rodeos
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Education
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 51
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Business
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 53
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Health & Wellness
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 55
The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - 56
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The Regional Guide - 2018/2019 - Casino
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