Early WI

Early WI

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  • French Fur Trading
  • Indian Woman Founds the Town of Marinette
  • Way back in the olden day the beavers used to run Wisconsin in between the 1650 to 1850. During that period of time the economy would revolve around beavers before the French arrival. Wisconsins valuable animals were the White-Tailed Deer, Catfish, Wild Turkey and Freshwater Mussels. These animals have supported communities for 12000 years when beaver was king.
  • Born in Post Lake in 1793, Marinette Chevalier was daughter of a French voyager and highly respected Ojibwa matriarch. Chevalier grew up in Green Bay and then moved to Menominee River with her first husband (John Baptist Jacobs) to run a trading post. A town soon grew around her and named Marinette in her honor.
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