WRL-54: Jacques Vieau Trading Post

© Photographed December 23, 2013 and July 8, 2016
Dedicated June 25, 1922
Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

The first white man's house
- a trading post -
in Manitowoc Co.
was built
60 rods south of this marker
known among the Indians as
Dedicated June 15, 1922

The marker is located on northbound Jambo Creek Road, at 13725 Jambo Creek Road, about a mile north of its intersection with West Main Street / Highway 147, Mishicot, Wisconsin 54228.

Jacques Vieau: a Son of Montreal and a Father of European Wisconsin -- Another Perspective of the French and Native Peoples by John Boatman, UW-Milwaukee (September 1997)

Wisconsin Historical Collections, Volume XI (1888): Narrative of Andrew J. Vieau, Sr. (son of Jacques Vieau)
The family name was originally De Veau; but as that meant calf or veal, other children would annoy my anscestors in their youth, by bleating in their presence; so the name was changed to Vieau in self-defense.
Welcome to Mishicot, Wisconsin: Mishicot History
NOTE: This link takes you to the main website; then click on the "History" link on the lefthand sidebar.

This marker and location are included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program (1964-1973).

See also, Jambo Creek Bicentennial, also at this location.

 Photographed July 8, 2016.

 The marker dedication . . .

 Model of Vieau trading post in 1913 Homecoming Parade in Kewaunee.

 Learn lots more about Vieau and his trading post
at nearby Mishicot Historical Museum and Research Center.

Jambo Creek Bicentennial marker across the road.

The marker is located in Mishicot, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

featherwoods said...

This is quite close to my house. I stumbled across your site by searching for the Forst Inn in Tisch Mills to see if they were serving food. What a wonderful site.

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