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The Discovery of the Ohio River

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 11, 2018
1. The Discovery of the Ohio River Marker
Inscription.  In A.D. 1669 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle, commissioned by the French officials of Louis XIV at Quebec, seeking a water route to China and Japan, guided by an Indian and accompanied by a party in canoes, descended this river, called by the Iroquois Indians the Ohio, meaning the beautiful river.
 
Erected 1935 by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1669.
 
Location. 38° 15.396′ N, 85° 45.205′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Clark Memorial Bridge, on the left when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Marker is located at the south end of George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge at north end of 2nd St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Galt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (within shouting distance of
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By Tom Bosse, October 11, 2018
2. The Discovery of the Ohio River Marker
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this marker); Old Forester Distilling Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birth of Truth In Advertising (about 600 feet away); Bank of Louisville (about 600 feet away); First Louisville Slugger Bat (about 700 feet away); Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building (about 700 feet away); Second African Baptist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. (Submitted on November 17, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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3. Ohio River
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle image. Click for full size.
May 2, 2017
4. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
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5. Louis XIV of France
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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