Marinette is located along US Hwy 41, just south of and across the river from its sister city of Menominee, Michigan. The city of Marinette is located just at the mouth of the Menominee River, as it enters the waters of Green Bay. The first recorded inhabitants of the Menominee River basin were a small Algonquin tribe known as the "wild rice people," numbering fewer than a hundred persons living in a single village. By the early 1820s, the Menominee tribe numbered about 500 men, plus their families, and were scattered over a dozen villages in northern Wisconsin. Between the late 1600s and the early 1800s, explorers, fur traders, and missionaries began passing through the area. A trading post, established at the site of Marinette in 1794, operated until 1824, when the owner was forcibly ejected by nearby Chippewa Indians encouraged by a rival fur trader named William Farnsworth, who later established a saw mill at the site. Marinette took its name from the Native American common law wife of Mr. Farnsworth.
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City of Marinette
Official municipal site. Includes information on city government, services, economic development, tourism, and recreational opportunities.
Profile of the theater, featuring Dolby surround and DTS surround sound. Includes behind the scenes information, and a schedule of upcoming movies.
Marinette Local News: Topix
Local, regional, and statewide news collected from diverse sources on the web.
Porterfield Country Music Festival
Country Music event in northeastern Wisconsin
Weather Underground: Marinette, Wisconsin
Local conditions and forecast. Can also check historical conditions.
Last update:August 27, 2015 at 1:04:44 UTC