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Father Marquette's Camp - 1674

 
 
Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, circa September 25, 2009
1. Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker
North side of marker. (Double sided)
Inscription.  Father Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit missionary who with Sieur Louis Jolliet discovered and first explored the upper Mississippi in 1673, stayed on this site November 23-27, 1674. Marquette, with two French Canadians, Pierre Porteret and Jacques Largillier, was returning south to open a mission requested by the Illinois Indians. They were the first known white men to visit this site.
 
Erected 1973 by Wisconsin Council for Local History. (Marker Number 103.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 2.502′ N, 87° 54.822′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Kilbourn Avenue and North Plankinton Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Kilbourn Avenue. Marker is located in Milwaukee's Pere Marquette Park, along the Milwaukee River. The site is adjacent to the Milwaukee County
Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, circa September 25, 2009
2. Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker
South side of marker (Double sided)
Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Pere Jacques Marquette, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); A German Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); An Outdoor Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of the American League (within shouting distance of this marker); Pere Marquette Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Milwaukee River at Play (about 500 feet away); Red Lights on the River (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. Father Marquette's Camp is Wisconsin Registered Landmark #103.
 
Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, circa September 25, 2009
3. Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker
Marker as seen from across Kilbourn Avenue looking north. Milwaukee County Historical Society is on left.
Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, January 1, 2008
4. Father Marquette's Camp - 1674 Marker
Looking west along Kilbourn Avenue with marker on the right and Milwaukee County Historical Society in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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