Marquette-Jolliet Historical Marker

"Here in June, 1673, an expedition headed by Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette and his companion Louis Jolliet departed from St. Francis Xavier Mission to find and explore the upper Mississippi River. In September they returned here to record their discoveries in their journals. The next spring Jolliet left for Quebec but the ailing Marquette remained at the mission until October. The mission stood on the bank of the Fox River directly west of this spot"



The marker is located on the corner of George St. and Broadway in De Pere.








Photos by Tim Sullivan

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page added:August 6, 1998