La Salle in Indiana

La Salle in Indiana (HM2N2)

Location: Hamlet, IN 46532 Starke County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 23.779', W 86° 41.921'

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(obverse): Ren?-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La salle, born Rouen, France 1643; died 1687. Emigrated 1666 to New France (near present Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Led explorations 1679-1682 in search of trade, expanded empire for France, and mouth of Mississippi River. On April 9, 1682 calimed entire Mississippi River basin for France, naming it Louisiana.
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In 1679, La Salle and his men came to present Indiana traveling on St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. They canoed down the meandering Kankakee River through vast marsh-swamp-dune ecosystems-which covered over 625 square miles and teemed with game including fish, waterfowl, and mammals. Kankakee River forms part of northern and northwestern boundary of Starke County.
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HM NumberHM2N2
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number75.2000.1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Starke County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 525188 N 4582797
Decimal Degrees41.39631667, -86.69868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.779', W 86° 41.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 46.74" N, 86° 41' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6505 N Range Rd, Hamlet IN 46532, US
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