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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

La Salle's Camp

1 Mile West

 
 
La Salle's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
1. La Salle's Camp Marker
Inscription. Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681.
 
Erected by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Indiana. (Marker Number 71.19??.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 41° 43.815′ N, 86° 15.026′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Route 933 and Darden Rd, on the right when traveling north on State Route 933. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19730 Darden Rd, South Bend IN 46637, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riehle Playing Field (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert Rene Cavalier Sieur DeLaSalle (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '48 (approx. 2 miles away); Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg (approx. 2 miles away); From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC (approx.
Intersection of SR 933 and Darden Rd image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
2. Intersection of SR 933 and Darden Rd
2 miles away); Old College (approx. 2 miles away); Vetville (approx. 2 miles away); Council Oak (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Bend.
 
Regarding La Salle's Camp. The St. Joseph River, one mile west of the marker, can be viewed at an Indiana Department of Natural Resources boat put-in park on Riverside Drive just south of Darden Road.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
The St. Joseph River, 1 Mile West of La Salle's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 12, 2012
3. The St. Joseph River, 1 Mile West of La Salle's Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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