Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post

Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post photo of Jean Baptiste Recollect Trading Post
Near this site on the shore of Muskegon Lake, stood the first Indian fur trading post in Muskegon County. It was established in 1812 by Jean Baptiste Recollect, a French fur trader believed to be this area's first white settler. Jean Recollect remained here for about a year when a new manager took over. The Muskegon post operated as a successful business enterprise for many years. Remains of the chimney of Recollect's station were visible as late as 1836.

Registered Site L0726
Erected 1980

Location: Ruddiman and Bear Lake Rd
North Muskegon, Muskegon County

Early Settlers

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