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Hennepin View

 
 
Hennepin View Marker image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
1. Hennepin View Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot stood
Father Louis Hennepin
Franciscan Missionary and
Chronicler of La Salle's Expedition
1678 - 9
He was the first to preach the gospel on the Niagara frontier and the first white man who saw and described the falls of Niagara.
Erected by the Knights of Columbus 1910

 
Erected 1910 by Knights of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraExploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1678.
 
Location. 43° 5.234′ N, 79° 4.081′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Robert Moses Parkway. Marker is in Niagara State Falls Park. From Robert Moses Parkway continue on the Parkway as it turns into Prospect Street. Signs will direct you to Niagara Falls State Park’s parking lots. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First People to See the Falls (a few steps from this marker); Height, Sight, and Flight / The Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prospect Point Viewing Area (about 400 feet away); The Falls View Bridges (about 600 feet away); David Hill (about 700 feet away); Chief Clinton Rickard (about 700 feet away); Sophie Martin (about 700 feet away); Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Falls State Park. NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry (Submitted on July 7, 2008.) 

2. Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center. New York Power Authority website entry (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

3. Louis Hennepin. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Submitted on July 7, 2008.) 

4. Louis Hennepin. Article on Louis Hennepin in the Catholic Encyclopedia (Submitted on July 7, 2008.) 

5. Thomas Hart Benton. Wikipedia entry:
Painter of "Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678" (Submitted on March 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Hennepin View Marker image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
2. Hennepin View Marker
American Falls : Niagara Falls Observation Tower in background.
American Falls : Niagara Falls image. Click for full size.
June 25, 2008
3. American Falls : Niagara Falls
From Observation Tower near Hennepin View Marker.
Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 19, 2015
4. Father Hennepin Viewing Niagara Falls 1678
Painting by Thomas Hart Benton mounted above a decending escalator at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,046 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008.   4. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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