Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Pier Street - Port Washington, p. 55
PIER ST E T Pt j~fiol The east end of Pier Street at Lake Michigan formerly known as Father Menaxd Park, was most likely to have been visited by Father Maxquett# in 1674, by Father James Marest, S. J. between 1701 and 1721, and by Father LeFranc and Father DuJauncy up to 1765. The east end of Jackson Street at Lake Michigan was the end of the old Fond du Lac Indian Trail. The Lake Park area must have been the spot where the Indian Chief Waubeka had a summer camp with several acres cleared when the first settlers arrived. The High School Athletic Field is the site of a fierce battle between the Sauk and Chippewa Indians before the white settlers came. The Sauks won and thereby gave their name to Sauk Creek. The parking lot at 121 East Pier Street is the site of General Wooster Harrison's house where Lincoln was said to have slept. General Harrison was the Father of Port Washington. The foot of Pier Street is probably the landing place of the first six permanent families in 1843, the town having been deserted since the 1837 financial panic. The story of their arrival by boat and unloading by raft is in the 1881 History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties.
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