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Hennepin View

 
 
Hennepin View Marker image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
1. Hennepin View Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot stood
Father Louis Hennepin
Franciscan Missionary and
Chronicler of La Salle's Expedition
1678 - 9
He was the first to preach the gospel on the Niagara frontier and the first white man who saw and described the falls of Niagara.
Erected by the Knights of Columbus 1910

 
Erected 1910 by Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 43° 5.234′ N, 79° 4.081′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Robert Moses Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in Niagara State Falls Park. From Robert Moses Parkway continue on the Parkway as it turns into Prospect Street. Signs will direct you to Niagara Falls State Park’s parking lots. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First People to See the Falls (a few steps from this marker); Height, Sight, and Flight / The Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prospect Point Viewing Area (about 400 feet away); The Falls View Bridges (about 600
Hennepin View Marker image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
2. Hennepin View Marker
American Falls : Niagara Falls Observation Tower in background.
feet away); Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niagara's Industrial Beginnings and the Establishment of the State Reservation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niagara County Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridges of Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Falls State Park. (Submitted on July 7, 2008.)
2. Louis Hennepin. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Submitted on July 7, 2008.) 

3. Louis Hennepin. Article on Louis Hennepin in the Catholic Encyclopedia (Submitted on July 7, 2008.) 

4. Niagara Power Project Visitors Center - New York Power Authority. (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
5. Thomas Hart Benton - Wikipedia. Painter of "Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678" (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
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American Falls : Niagara Falls image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
3. American Falls : Niagara Falls
From Observation Tower near Hennepin View Marker.
Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 19, 2015
4. Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678
Painting by Thomas Hart Benton mounted above a decending escalator at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on .   4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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