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

Level 1: Louis Joliet

 
 
Level 1: Louis Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Level 1: Louis Joliet Marker
Inscription.  Louis Joliet was a French-Canadian explorer who, along with Father Jacques Marquette, led an expedition to discover the extent of the Mississippi River in 1673. They discovered Mount Jolliet situated on the Illinois River in August of that same year.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels.
 
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 fourth floor of a 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 2: Jacques Marquette (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 (a few steps from this marker); The Marx Brothers
Level 1: Louis Joliet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Level 1: Louis Joliet Marker
Marker is mounted next to staircase access in an open-air parking garage.
(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 stairs entrance.
 
Also see . . .  Louis Jolliet 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 first/bottom 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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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