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Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

La Salle

1643 - 1687

 

—Cleric · Soldier · Explorer —

 
La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
1. La Salle Marker
Inscription.
Here at the mouth of the Niagara
Rene-Robert Cavelier,
Sieur De La Salle

raised the first rude palisades
of a fort and from this base began
his far voyaging in exploration
of Mid-America
the Ohio, the Great Lakes and the
Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Author of Great Beginnings
Dreamer of Great Dreams


Through His Courage
Suffering and Endurance
Came Christianity and Civilization

 
Erected 1934 by the State of New York.
 
Location. 43° 15.754′ N, 79° 3.851′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Scott Avenue north of Jackson Street (New York State Route 18F) when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located a short drive north of the downtown Youngstown area, in the Fort Niagara State Park. According to Google Map it is located at the end of the Scott Avenue loop, and is one of the markers seen when visiting Old Fort Niagara (affixed to a large boulder, along the sea wall, just south of the "Castle" of Fort Niagara). Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
2. La Salle Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a boulder.
of this marker. The "Castle" of Fort Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magasin à Poudre (about 400 feet away); Father Pierre Millet (about 500 feet away); The Niagara Portage: Gateway to the West (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of Fort Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dueling Cannons (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle: North American Explorer. This is a link to information provided by the Enchanted Learning website. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. This is a link to information provided by Encyclopædia Britannica. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
3. La Salle Marker
View of the historical marker situated along a sea wall, with a view of the Niagara River and the Canadian shoreline in the background.
La Salle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
4. La Salle Marker
View of the historical marker situated a short distance away from the French Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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