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Term: Kaukauna [origin of place name]

Definition:

Has an Indian name variously translated "portage," "long portage," "place where pickerel are caught," and "place of pike." Corruption of Okakaning, often shortened into Kakaning, "where they fish for pike, or pike fishing ground." "Where I fish pike." Corruption of the Indian name of Grand Kaukaulin, or rapids of the Fox river. "Portage" or "place of pike" or "crow nesting place." "Bureau of Ethnology in Washington describes it as a Menominee Indian word, agaq-kane, meaning the place of pike..." Kaukauna was formerly Kakilo, Kakalo (Jesuit Relation of 1670 is Kekaling). Is not a Chippewa name. The meaning is doubtful; it may mean porcupine-place, from kauk or gag (porcupine).

"Over the years it has had many names: Kakalin, Cacolin, Cau Caulin, Kackaloo, Grand Kaukaulin, Grande Coquiller Rapides.  The name derives from the Menomini word, Ogag-kane, meaning the stopping place of the pike or O-Gau-Gau-Ning, the stopping place of the pickerel. " -- "Kaukauna: "Lion of the Fox" by Mary Grogan-Seleen which appeared in the Summer 1985 issue of Voyageur magazine

[Source: Wisconsin Motorist, Jan. 1914 Cast, Karl (Appleton teacher) Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 25, 1921 Milwaukee Journal, Feb. 21, 1932 Appelton Post-Cresent, Oct. 13, 1937]

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152 records found

Kaiser (historical), Price Co.
Kakalin
Kalinke, Marathon Co.
Kansasville, Racine Co.
Karlsborg [origin of place name]
Katakittekon Lake.
Katakittekon region
Katinka Village, Vilas Co.
Kaukalin, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Kaukauna [brief history]
Kaukauna [origin of place name]
Kaukauna, Outagamie Co.
Kaukauna, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Kawaguesaga-Lake [origin of place name]
Keene, Portage Co.
Keenville, Winnebago Co.
Keeshaynic River, Marquette Co.
Keesus [origin of place name]
Kegonsa (lake) [origin of place name]
Kegonsa, Dane Co.
Keith (historical), Forest Co.
Kekoskee, Dodge Co.
Kekoskee, Village of, Dodge Co.
Kellner, Portage Co.
Kellners Corners, Manitowoc Co.
Kellnersville, Manitowoc Co.
Kellnersville, Village of, Manitowoc Co.
Kelly Brook, Oconto Co.
Kelly, Juneau Co.
Kelly, Marathon Co.
Kelly, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Kemper Hall (Historic Marker Erected 1979)
Kempster, Langlade Co.
Kendall (township) [origin of place name]
Kendall (village) [origin of place name]
Kendall, Monroe Co.
Kendall, Town of, Lafayette Co.
Kendall, Village of, Monroe Co.
Kennan, Price Co.
Kennan, Town of, Price Co.
Kennan, Village of, Price Co.
Kennedy, Price Co.
Kenongamong Lake, Racine Co.
Kenosha County [origin of place name]
Kenosha [brief history]
Kenosha [origin of place name]
Kenosha, Kenosha Co.
Keowns, Washington Co.
Keshena Falls, Menominee Co.
Keshena [origin of place name]
Keshena, Menominee Co.
Keshena, Town of, Shawano Co.
Kewaskum [origin of place name]
Kewaskum, Town of, Washington Co.
Kewaskum, Village of, Washington Co.
Kewaskum, Washington Co.
Kewaunee County [origin of place name]
Kewaunee River
Kewaunee [brief history]
Kewaunee [origin of place name]
Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co.
Kewaunee, Town of, Brown Co.
Kewaunee, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Keyeser, Columbia Co.
Keyesville, Jefferson Co.
Keyesville, Richland Co.
Keystone, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Kickapoo River
Kickapoo [origin of place name]
Kickapoo, Town of, Vernon Co.
Kiel [brief history]
Kiel, Manitowoc Co.
Kieler, Grant Co.
Kilbourn [origin of place name]
Kilbourntown (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Kilbourntown (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Kilbournville, Racine Co.
Kildare, Town of, Juneau Co.
Kimball, Iron Co.
Kimball, Town of, Iron Co.
Kimberly, Outagamie Co.
Kimberly, Village of, Outagamie Co.
King, Town of, Lincoln Co.
King, Waupaca Co.
Kings Corners [origin of place name]
Kingsbridge, Manitowoc Co.
Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds (Historic Marker Erect
Kingsley Corners, Dane Co.
Kingston [origin of place name]
Kingston, Green Lake Co.
Kingston, Town of, Green Lake Co.
Kingston, Town of, Juneau Co.
Kingston, Town of, Sauk Co.
Kingston, Village of, Green Lake Co.
Kinnickinnic [origin of place name]
Kinnickinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kirby, Monroe Co.
Kirchhayn, Washington Co.
Klevenville, Dane Co.
Klondike, Kenosha Co.
Klondike, Oconto Co.
Kloten, Calumet Co.
Knaggs Ferry (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Knapp, Dunn Co.
Knapp, Town of, Jackson Co.
Knapp, Village of, Dunn Co.
Kneeland, Racine Co.
Knellsville, Ozaukee Co.
Knight, Town of, Iron Co.
Knowles, Dodge Co.
Knowlton, Marathon Co.
Knowlton, Town of, Marathon Co.
Knox, Town of, Price Co.
Kodan, Kewaunee Co.
Koepenick, Langlade Co.
Kohler [origin of place name]
Kohler, Ozaukee Co.
Kohler, Sheboygan Co.
Kohler, Village of, Sheboygan Co.
Kohlsville, Washington Co.
Kolb, Brown Co.
Kolberg, Door Co.
Komensky, Town of, Jackson Co.
Korean War (Historic Marker Erected 1990)
Koro, Winnebago Co.
Koshkonong creek, Dane Co.
Koshkonong Manor, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong Mounds, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong [origin of place name]
Koshkonong, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Kossuth [origin of place name]
Kossuth, Town of, Columbia Co.
Kossuth, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Kossuth, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Krakow, Shawano Co.
Kreinersville [origin of place name]
Kremlin, Marinette Co.
Kroghville, Jefferson Co.
Krok, Kewaunee Co.
Krok, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Kronenwetter (historical), Town of, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter [origin of place name]
Kronenwetter, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter, Town of, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter, Village of, Marathon Co.
Kruger [origin of place name]
Kunesh, Brown Co.
Kurth (historical), Clark Co.

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