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Apr 25, 2020


In 1682 French explorer and fur trader Sieur de La Salle and group canoed from the mouth of the Illinois River to the Mouth of the Mississippi at the Gulf of Mexico. He claimed the entire Mississippi drainage basin for France. Upon his return in 1701 the French built Ft. Detroit on the West Bank of the Detroit River to strengthen French control of the west against the English. French explorers then discovered a shorter route to the lower Mississippi along the Maumee-Wabash-Ohio Rivers. The French built additional forts along this shorter passageway to defend against the English encroachers coming across the Alleghenies.

Father Jaques Marquette
 
 
 
 

 

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