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St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Ignace Mission

 
 
St. Ignace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. St. Ignace Marker
Inscription.  In 1671 the mission of St. Ignace was established so that the Christian message could be brought to several thousand Indians living on this shore. The founder was Father Jacques Marquette, the Jesuit missionary. In 1673 he left on his great journey to the Mississippi Valley. He never returned to his mission before he died in 1675. Two years later his bones were reburied here beneath the chapel altar. In 1706, after French troops had abandoned the fort, the chapel was destroyed.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 92.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 52.283′ N, 84° 43.875′ W. Marker is in St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street (Business Interstate 75) and Marquette Street, on the left when traveling north on North State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North State Street, Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knights of Columbus Plaque (a few
St. Ignace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
2. St. Ignace Marker
View looking to the north. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture is in the background.
steps from this marker); Grave of Father Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Marquette Park Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage of Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Michilimackinac Cove (within shouting distance of this marker); Huron Indians at St. Ignace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huron Longhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); What's in the Water? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Ignace Mission. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Jacques Marquette. Wikipedia article (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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