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De Pere in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marquette–Jolliet

 
 
Marquette-Jolliet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 15, 2008
1. Marquette-Jolliet Marker
Inscription.  Here in June, 1673, an expedition headed by Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette and his companion Louis Jolliet departed from St. Francis Xavier Mission to find and explore the upper Mississippi River. In September they returned here to record their discoveries in their journals. The next spring Jolliet left for Quebec but the ailing Marquette remained at the mission until October. The mission stood on the bank of Fox River directly west of this spot.
 
Erected 1973 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 189.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1673.
 
Location. 44° 26.98′ N, 88° 3.708′ W. Marker is in De Pere, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on North Front Street south of James Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Perrot Square along the Fox River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Front Street, De Pere WI 54115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Union Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown County Court House 1838 to 1854 (about 700 feet away); Rapides des Peres (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Pillars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wisconsin's Maritime Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Norbert College & The Packers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bernard Henry Pennings (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Pere.
 
More about this marker. Marker was previously located in the small Creviere Commons Park on George Street, just east of North Broadway. In 2016, an apartment building was built resulting in the marker being relocated.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marquette-Joliet #189 moved.
The marker was moved down to the waterfront, along Front Street, about 150 feet south of James Street.
    — Submitted February 25, 2020, by Jay Cunnington of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
Marquette–Jolliet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greta Schassler, October 27, 2023
2. Marquette–Jolliet Marker
Marquette–Jolliet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, 2020
3. Marquette–Jolliet Marker
The marker has been moved to the James Street Parkway along the Fox River Trail.
Former location of the Marquette–Jolliet Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, September 23, 2011
4. Former location of the Marquette–Jolliet Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,252 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on December 4, 2023, by Greta Schassler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on September 23, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker in its new location along Front Street. • Can you help?

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