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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Level 2: Jacques Marquette

 
 
Level 2: Jacques Marquette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Level 2: Jacques Marquette Marker
Inscription.  Born in Laon, France, Father Jacques Marquette arrived in Canada as a Jesuit missionary in 1666. He spent six years living with Ottawa Native Americans before setting out on his exploration of the Mississippi River, including a journey up the Illinois River, founding Mount Jolliet in August, 1673.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 31.594′ N, 88° 4.944′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and Van Buren Street. Marker is located on the second floor of an open-air parking garage, where the entrance is at the intersection of Van Buren and Ottawa Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 N Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Level 1: Louis Joliet (here, next to this marker); Level 5: Frederich Bartleson (here, next to this marker); Level 3: Charles Reed (here, next to this marker); Level 4: J.D. Paige
Level 2: Jacques Marquette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Level 2: Jacques Marquette Marker
Marker is mounted next to staircase access in an open-air parking garage.
(a few steps from this marker); The Marx Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Fehrenbacher Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rialto Square Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of five that are placed on each floor by the staircase.
 
Also see . . .  Jacques Marquette on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Parking garage image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
3. Parking garage
Marker is on the second floor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Nov. 30, 2020