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Algoma in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

LaSalle Landing

The Most Illustrious Son of Normandy

 
 
LaSalle Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Daniel E Hunt, September 5, 2022
1. LaSalle Landing Marker
Inscription.  

Storm driven and without food, in October 1679, Robert LaSalle, with fourteen men, on a voyage to explore the interior of America, landed at this place. Expecting hostile Indians he erected a barricade. But instead of war they brought provisions and saved his life.
 
Erected 1930 by Door County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1679.
 
Location. 44° 41.435′ N, 87° 21.856′ W. Marker is in Algoma, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker can be reached from County Highway U. On Highway U, approximately 0.45 miles south of the intersection of County Highways U and J. The marker is made of limestone or cement and is at the SE corner of a clearing that is just south of a gravel parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 County Trunk Highway U, Algoma WI 54201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schooner Daniel Lyons (approx. 6.6 miles away); Christmas Tree Ship Point (approx. 6.6 miles away); Officer Ronald L. Leist
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(approx. 6.6 miles away); The Lumber Industry in Algoma (approx. 6.7 miles away); American Legion Park (approx. 6.8 miles away); Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake (approx. 6.9 miles away); Brickyards (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algoma.
 
LaSalle Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Daniel E Hunt, September 5, 2022
2. LaSalle Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Daniel E Hunt of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Daniel E Hunt of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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