Memories of Milwaukee's first family

The Memory of Juneau

Morgan L. Martin (1803-1887) here defends the memory of his old friend Solomon Juneau (1793-1856) against recent mis-representations. Juneau, a fur trader, built the first permanent house in Milwaukee. Martin recalls his visits there and provides details about the opening years of our state's largest city. For more details about both men, consult the Dictionary of Wisconsin History (at left).

Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Territory to Statehood
The French Fur Trade
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Martin, Morgan L., 1803-1887
Pub Data: Republican & News (Milwaukee), June 27, 1881
Citation: Martin, Morgan L. "The Memory of Juneau." Republican & News (Milwaukee), June 27, 1881. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/26/2022