Nearly 6,000 years ago, ancient Native Americans known for the copper artifacts they left behind used a site in what is now Oconto to bury their dead. Copper Culture State Park, on N. River Road near SR 22 (Charles Street), preserves this prehistoric cemetery within its 48 acres; phone (715) 757-3979. The Oconto Archaic Copper Museum displays items recovered from the site; phone (920) 834-6206.
Modern by comparison is the West Main Street Historic District, a three-block area lined with elegant houses marking the period when lumber was supreme in Oconto. Among the houses dating 1860-1928 is one that belonged to Edward Scofield, the last of Wisconsin's lumberman governors. The first church built by the Christian Science denomination is at Chicago and Main streets.
Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce 517 Smith Ave. OCONTO, WI 54153. Phone:(920)834-6254 or (888)626-6862