Welcome to the Town of La Pointe
La Pointe is a town in Ashland County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population is around 250 year round residents. Its name in the Anishinaabe language is Mooningwanekaaning, meaning "the place full of Yellow-shafted Flicker".
The town includes all of the Apostle Islands. There is an unincorporated community named La Pointe on Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands and the only one open for commercial development. Although originally the site of a fortified French trading post from 1693-1698, and 1718-1759, La Pointe today was founded more directly as an American Fur Company outpost, beginning in the late 18th century under the leadership of Michel Cadotte. Today, the town's history is preserved at Madeline Island Historical Museum.
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