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Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle

 
 
Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker
Inscription.  In honor of Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle & Henry de Tonti who passed through this river on their way to the Mississippi December 1681

This Tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of Colonial Dames of America under the auspices of the Chicago Historical Society 1925
 
Erected 1925 by Illinois Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 41° 53.308′ N, 87° 37.476′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue near East Wacker Drive. This marker is locate on the southwest corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chicago River (here, next to this marker); Fort Dearborn (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Dearborn (a few steps from this marker); Regeneration

Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker
The marker is on the lower right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Dearborn (within shouting distance of this marker); 333 North Michigan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Bay Road (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker<br>& the Chicago River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2012
3. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle Marker
& the Chicago River Marker
Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle & Henry de Tonti image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 4, 2012
4. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle & Henry de Tonti
Close-up of image on marker
La Salle statue in Lincoln Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
5. La Salle statue in Lincoln Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,292 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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