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Windsor in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

1748

 
 
1748 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. 1748 Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the cross.
Inscription.
The original cross
Was erected in
1748
By the Jesuit
Missionaries
— —
Was re-enacted at the Old Boys re union Aug., 1909
Re-enacted and this permanent cross erected by the
Border Cities Old Boys in Aug., 1922

 
Erected 1922 by Border Cities Old Boys.
 
Location. 42° 18.551′ N, 83° 4.277′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive West and Huron Church Road on Riverside Drive West. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the Detroit River, in Odette, Sculpture Park, just east of the nearby Ambassador Bridge and within easy vision of the "Jesuit Mission to the Hurons," historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor, Ontario N9C, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesuit Mission to the Hurons (within shouting distance of this marker); Montreal Point in 1782 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ste. Anne Church (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gabriel Richard (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.);
1748 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. 1748 Marker
Close up view of the text on the base of the cross.
The First Theater in Michigan (approx. 2.3 kilometers away in the U.S. but has been reported missing); Fort Wayne (approx. 2.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Fort Street Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Battle of Windsor - 1838 (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Windsor.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
1748 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. 1748 Marker
View of cross that marked the site of the French Jesuit Mission.
1748 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. 1748 Marker
View of cross in left foreground, and the "Jesuit Mission to the Hurons" historical marker and the roadway intersection in the distant right background.
1748 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. 1748 Marker
View of cross in the foreground and the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit River are in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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