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1/22/2012

Photo365, Day22, Steely Eyed Pere Marquette


Pere Marquette, Priest, Explorer


Died of Dysentery in 1675
Age 38
First European to winter in what would become Chicago
First European to see and explore the Mississippi
Namesake of Marquette University

2 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

I think that all the big discoveries that can be made by 'anyone' have been made... men like Pere Marquette were put here for the purpose of such discoveries...

Tara R. said...

Interesting statue.