La Salle in Indiana

La Salle in Indiana (HM2N2)

Location: Hamlet, IN 46532 Starke County
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Country: United States of America
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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.
HM NumberHM2N2
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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
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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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