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Term: Doty's Island


At the mouth of Lake Winnebago is an island formed by the two forks of the Fox River, which unite a short distance below. Parts of the cities of Neenah and Menasha are on the island. It is quite noted as a summer resort. When Jonathan Carver passed the island on his way up the Fox river in 1764 he found an Indian queen who reigned over the Winnebago Indians living there. She was named "Glory of the Morning." The island is named after Gov. Doty, who formerly owned it and lived there.

View pictures of Doty's Island at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Wisconsin: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form, ed. by Ex-Gov. Geo. W. Peck (Madison, Wis., Western Historical Association, 1906). ]
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