[EM] To Marquette, to Marquette ...
jweins123 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 28 23:29:04 PST 2003
It's not all that unnatural to presume that Wisconsin is the place for a
town named Marquette. In fact, Michigan's Marquette is in the latter
state's Upper Peninsula area near Wisconsin. And, within Wisconsin,
Marquette is prominent as the name for the state's largest private
university, in the state's largest city. Presumably Marquette MI as well as
Marquette U were both named for the pioneering Father Marquette.
Also, it's easy to confuse Marquette with Marinette - the Wisconsin member
of the pair of towns (Marinette and Menominee) that span the
Wisconsin-Michigan border at the shore of Lake Michigan's Green Bay.
Indeed, it's not totally ridiculous simply to confuse Michigan and
Wisconsin. An early version of 'Wisconsin' was 'Misconsing'.
So, reference to 'Marquette, Wisconsin' may be an error but is not utterly
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