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Small Island

Small Island | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view of a small, gravelly island in Lake Michigan. Caption on photograph reads, "Green Bay shore with small gravely island. This is very likely the precise spot where Jean Nicolet came ashore to see the Indians, the first white man to set foot in Wisconsin. Exposure from the middle of the cleft in the steep bank leading down to the shore; if we accept that the Indian village was located on top of the bank or bluff at approximately this point, this cleft would be the natural passage up from the shore, or approach to the village."
DESCRIPTION
Elevated view of a small, gravelly island in Lake Michigan. Caption on photograph reads, "Green Bay shore with small gravely island. This is very likely the precise spot where Jean Nicolet came ashore to see the Indians, the first white man to set foot in Wisconsin. Exposure from the middle of the cleft in the steep bank leading down to the shore; if we accept that the Indian village was located on top of the bank or bluff at approximately this point, this cleft would be the natural passage up from the shore, or approach to the village."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:66501
Creation Date:August 18 1963
Creator Name:Vanderbilt, Paul
City:Red Banks
County:Brown
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vanderbilt, Paul : Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1954-1990)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(X21)15575
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
SUBJECTS
Plants
Islands
Outdoor photography
Michigan, Lake
Shorelines

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