Why Green Bay?

Photographed July 20, 2014
Erected by Wisconsin Sate Park System
Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin
45° 9.196′ N, 87° 14.435′ W 

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Marker is located inside Peninsula State Park on the "Green Bay side" of Shore Road, two miles north of Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 42, and ½ mile north of Skyline Road, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212.

NOTE: This is a fee area; a Wisconsin State Park System sticker or daily use fee are required.

Wisconsin State Park System: Peninsula State Park

Wisconsin State Park System: Peninsula State Park: History

Wisconsin State Natural Areas Program: Peninsula Park White Cedar Forest (No. 13)

Friends of Peninsula State Park: For Now and the Future

Peninsula State Park: Summer Use Map (in PDF format)
Use the "Peninsula State Park" label below to view all markers inside the park; there are several.




Why Green Bay?
When spring burst forth, voyageurs paddled from Montreal, Canada to trade at outposts on the Great Lakes. After the long, white northern winter, they welcomed the green of spring found upon reaching Green Bay. Voyageurs identified places by natural features, and, thus [sic] called this spot "Green" Bay.
Early accounts tell of abundant fish populations and clear waters. Huge flocks of waterfowl and large marshes point to excellent water quality in the 1600s and 1700s. By the late 1800s human development began causing changes in the water.
The marker is located inside Peninsula State Park.

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