Portage, WI - The Thadmeister Goes to Real Japan in a Liveable Truck
Manage episode 342097957 series 3003280
Welcome to Portage, Wisconsin, "Where the North Begins!" The town takes is name from the act of carrying a boat between navigable waters. The town sits on a natural portage between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. It was first explored by Europeans in the mid 17th century. By the end the 17th century, the area was an important location in the fur trade in the area. The population continued to grow and the government built Fort Winnebago at the Fox River end in 1828. Fort Winnebago was named the county seat in 1851 and was incorporated as Portage in 1854. The area has become a hub for outdoor activities for all seasons. We hope you enjoy our trip to Portage!