Rotary Voyageur Playground

 Dedicated May 1998 by Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club
and the Citizens of the City of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

In recognition and celebration of Wisconsin's 150 years of Statehood,
the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club and the Citizens of the City of Fond du Lac
dedicate this playground to the Voyagers.
The Voyageurs were French-Canadian canoemen who, in the late 1700s and early 1800s (sic) helped establish the fur trade in the wilderness along the Great Lakes. They were known to be colorful, fun-loving and cheerful, but on the trail were hardworking and tireless. The Voyageurs were as proud of their strength, stamina and songs as they were of the danger and hardships they endured.

As the Voyageurs paddled the navigable waters throughout the region, they gave French names to rivers, lakes and places such as Fond du Lac -- the far end of the lake. More significantly, the Voyageurs made the unknown known and prepared the way for the explorers, missionaries, pioneers and (sic) subsequently, the settlement of Wisconsin.
Dedicated May 1998

Voyageur Playground is located inside Riverside Park. The marker is located on northbound North Main Street, just north of its intersection with Frazier Drive / Promen Drive, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935.

A 20-minute documentary of the Voyageurs -- very cool!!


The marker is located at the North Main Street entrance to the playground.

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