Daniel Greysolon Sieur Dulhut

© Photographed September 11, 2016
Erected 1930 by Class of 1930 Superior Central High School
Brule, Douglas County, Wisconsin
46° 33.018′ N, 91° 35.237′ W
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In June and July 1680
DANIEL GREYSOLON SIEUR DULHUT
“Gentleman of the King’s Guard”
Soldier, Explorer, Trader, and Governor
accompanied by four Frenchmen
LaMaitre, Bellegrade, Masson, and Pepin,
passed up the Brule River, crossed by
portage to the St. Croix River then
down to the Mississippi.
These were the first white men to use
the Brule-St. Croix route, which was
then fortified and afterward used by
the French for many years.
A contemporary said of Dulhut, “He feared not death,
only cowardice and dishonor.” 

The marker is located at the Brule River Rest Area on eastbound U.S. Highway 2, at its intersection with Ranger Road, Brule, Wisconsin 54820.
MNOpedia: Greysolon, Daniel, Sieur du Lhut (c.1639–1710)

See also, Marker 170: Brule River, also at this location.


 The stone is near the footbridge (visible in the distance).

View of the Brule River and U.S. Route 2 from the nearby footbridge.

 Looking east along the pathway leading back
to the rest stop parking lot.

Looking west from the parking lot
at the pathway leading to the marker location;
Marker 170: Brule River (visible to the left) is also at this location.

 Turn left at this sign on westbound U.S. 2 to access the wayside
where the marker is located in Brule, Wisconsin.

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