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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 6:


-As transcribed from pages 56 - 57

The records would seem to indicate that the post near Trempealeau occupied by Linctot in the autumn of 1731, was maintained until the removal to the fort on Lake Pepin in the spring of 1736.25

Thirteen years later, in 1750, the French government established another Sioux post under the leadership of Captain Pierre Paul Marin, a well-known Wisconsin commandant.26  He was recalled two years later to serve on the Allegheny frontier, and his son Joseph succeeded to the command. The latter maintained his post for three years, but during the French and Indian War was obliged to withdraw the garrison and destroy the post -- the last under French occupation upon the upper Mississippi.27

While of these French commanders, from 1685 to 1755, Perrot, Linctot and St. Pierre were probably the only ones who located in Trempealeau County, it is apparent that this region was familiar to all the French voyageurs of the upper Mississippi throughout this period of French dominion.

Resources for the above information:

25 - Wis. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, 1915, 122.

26 - Wis. Hist. Colls., XVII, 315, note.

27 - Neill, Macalester College Contributions (St. Paul, 1890), First Series, 214, 218. Also: Same author, Early Wisconsin Explorations, Forts and Trading Posts, Wis. Hist. Colls., x, 304.


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