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Term: Katakittekon region

Definition: A 19th-century term for northern Wisconsin, especially the vicinity around Lac Vieux Desert in Vilas County. From Increase Lapham's 1844 Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin:

"It occupies a high level above Lakes Superior and Michigan, and abounds in small lakes, which constitute the heads of several large rivers. The Menominee [river] of Lake Michigan, the Ontonagon and Montreal of Lake Superior, and the Wisconsin and Chippewa of the Mississippi, all take their rise on the summit in the Katakittekon country. The following extract from Capt. Cram's report relative to this interesting country is the only information we have in relation to it. "...Some of the lakes were observed to contain the speckled trout, such as are generally met with in high latitudes in the United States. The scenery of these lakes is beautiful, and the land adjacent to them is better than is generally believed by those who have not had an opportunity of personal examination. The country is not mountainous, but may be denominated 'rolling.' The growth of timber is tolerably heavy, consisting of white and yellow pine on the borders of the lakes; in some instances of cedar. hemlock, and tamarack; and a little back of the lakes, of sugar maple, white maple, white and yellow birch, poplar, bass and hemlock. The soil is of a nature to be adapted to the culture of wheat, rye, grass, oats, flax, hemp, and potatoes. ... The manufacture of maple sugar is carried on to a considerable extent by the Indians of this region. Many of their 'sugar bushes' were observed, and from the oldness of the marks upon the trees, the Indians must have known the art of extracting this luxury from the forest from an early date of their history. ... This district is tolerably well provided with deer, beaver, otter, martin, mink, muskrat, ducks of various kinds, fish, teal, wild geese and patridges. Deer however, are not so plentiful as further south. Winter usually sets in about the 20th October in the Katakittekon country: this year from the 20th to the 28th October, the mercury ranged as low as from nine to twelves degrees below freezing, and for several days during the latter part of October, it was continually snowing. On the return of our party, Sandy Lake outlet had become so much frozen as to make it necessary to drag the canoes on the ice, and the ice was making very fast in all the lakes and streams -- this in the very last days of October."

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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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