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Fairport Harbor in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

La Salle Expedition

1669

 
 
La Salle Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 25, 2009
1. La Salle Expedition Marker
Inscription. In search of a westward-flowing river, French explorer and trader René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687) mounted an inland expedition from the south shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Grand River in the fall of 1669. Thought to be the first European to see the Ohio River, La Salle journeyed up the Grand River and portaged to a tributary of the Ohio; from there he descended as far as the falls at Louisville, Kentucky. La Salle's explorations both expanded the fur trade and helped to consolidate French claims to the Mississippi River valley. French dominance in Ohio ended following British victory in the French and Indian War (1754-1763).
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Marietta Chapter NSDAR, Lake County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 20-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 45.51′ N, 81° 16.586′ W. Marker is in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is on Huntington Beach Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Huntington Beach Drive, Painesville OH 44077, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
La Salle Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, May 25, 2009
2. La Salle Expedition Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairport Harbor Lighthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mentor Lagoons (approx. 3.9 miles away); Marsh Settlement (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mentor Lagoons Water Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mentor Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Rose Capital of the Nation (approx. 6.9 miles away); Railroad Connection (approx. 7.5 miles away); Garfield's Farm (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
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