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Gabriel Richard

 
 
Gabriel Richard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
1. Gabriel Richard Marker
Inscription. Father Gabriel Jacques Richard, S. S., (1767-1832) -- pastor, educator and public servant -- arrived in Detroit in 1798. In 1802 he became the pastor of Ste. Anne Church. He brought a printing press to the area and in 1809 printed Michigan's first newspaper, The Michigan Essay or Impartial Observer. In 1817 Richard and the Reverend John Monteith, a Presbyterian, became the first professors of the University of Michigania, the territory's pioneer educational establishment. Richard also established schools for girls and Indian children. From 1823 to 1825 Richard was Michigan Territory's delegate to the United States Congress. As a delegate, he was instrumental in gaining support for the Territorial Road, which linked Detroit and Chicago, opening Michigan to settlement. He died of cholera on September 13, 1832.
 
Erected 1985 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number S0464.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.259′ N, 83° 4.609′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Sainte Anne Street near Howard Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Sainte Anne St, Detroit MI 48216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sainte Anne de Detroit Church image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
2. Sainte Anne de Detroit Church
At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ste. Anne Church (here, next to this marker); Montreal Point in 1782 (approx. 0.8 miles away in Canada); 1748 (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in Canada); Jesuit Mission to the Hurons (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in Canada); The First Theater in Michigan (approx. 2 kilometers away but has been reported missing); Fort Street Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Detroit Free Press (approx. 2 kilometers away); Detroit Free Press (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Gabriel Richard. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Sainte Anne de Detroit Church image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera
3. Sainte Anne de Detroit Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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