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Near Fort Frances in Rainy River District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Sieur De La Vérendrye (1685- 1749)

 
 
Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
1. Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker
Inscription.  Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye, was born at Trois Rivières and saw military service in North America and Europe before entering the fur trade. While stationed at Lake Nipigon in 1727 he heard stories of the “Western Sea” which Indians said, lay somewhere beyond Lake of the Woods. During the next twenty years, in attempting to reach this sea, he personally explored much of what is now north-western Ontario, southern Manitoba and North Dakota, and directed the exploration of an even larger area. Throughout this territory he established numerous important fur-trading posts, including St. Pierre on Rainy Lake, St. Charles on Lake of the Woods and La Reine on the Assiniboine River.
 
Erected by The Archaeological and Historic Site Board, Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1727.
 
Location. 48° 37.034′ N, 93° 21.555′ W. Marker is near Fort Frances, Ontario, in Rainy River District.
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Marker is at the intersection of Lake Road and Idylwild, on the right when traveling north on Lake Road. Marker is in Point Park Agency Indian Reserve No. 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 Mill Road Rt 11 TransCanadian Highway, Fort Frances ON P9A 3M3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calder History (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert J. N. Pither (1824 - 1918) (within shouting distance of this marker); The North West Mounted Police on the Dawson Route (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Steamboats on the Rainy River / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 3.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Route of the Voyageurs (approx. 3.9 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
2. Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker
Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 17, 2022
3. Sieur De La Verendrye (1685- 1749) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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