Oconto History On The Bay
Oconto Rich In History
Oconto is truly "History On The Bay" dating back to 5,500 BC, thats 7,500 years ago Oconto was a viable living community with the Copper Culture People. Some of the first medalsmiths in the world, they were here 4,000 years before the pyramids of Egypt, and one of the oldest cemeteries in North America it happened right here in Oconto. Not too many places in the Americas or the world can claim that time frame.
Follow our history in the slide show below from these Copper Culture People, the French Jesuit Priests, the Commercial, Fishing Industry, and When Pine Was King, to the present. Enjoy!