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Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Louis Juchereau de St. Denis

1676-1744

 
 
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May 18, 2005
1. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker
Inscription. In 1700 explored & established trade with Natchitoches Indians voyaging on Red River. In 1714 built a garrisoned post to repel the Spanish, promoted trade searched mines. Married in 1716 at the Rio del Norte Presidio. Leadership of Indians & victory at Pensacola won knighthood by Louis XV in the military order of St. Louis. After 1720 he served as commandant of the Upper Cane - Red River -Natchitoches District for 24 years. Born at Beauport Quebec in 1676. His tomb (1744) is under the site of the first parish church.

(plaque 1)
Sculpted & cast in bronze in Texas, which St. Denis explored & helped develop.
Larry D. Crowder
Sculptor, Fort Worth, Texas
A lasting memorial to the historic bond between Quebec, Louisiana & Texas.

(plaque 2)
On behalf of the citizens of the town of Beauport (Quebec, Canada), this plaque bears witness to the friendship that unites us to our friends from Natchitoches
De la part des citoyens de la ville de Beauport, (Quebec, Canada), en temoignage des relations d'amitie qui nous unissent a nos amis de Natchitoches.
 
Location. 31° 45.803′ N, 93° 5.143′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street
Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
2. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker
(State Highway 6) and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Natchitoches Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Roque House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Claiborne (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ft. St. Jean Baptiste (approx. mile away); Colonial Gateway Corral (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Plauche Place / Ducournau Plantation (approx. 7.2 miles away); Marie Theresa de la Grande Terre (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
3. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker
Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
4. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Marker
 
 
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