La Salle Monument

ONE SIDE

BORN IN ROUEN, FRANCE, NOVEMBER 22, 1643 CAME TO CANADA IN 1666. FOUNDED A FRIST SETTLEMENT NEAR MONTREAL, LED SEVERAL EXPEDITIONS ON THE GREAT LAKES AND THE OHIO AND ILLINOIS RIVERS, COMPLETED THE ESPORTATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI 1682. ON JULY 24, 1684, LA SALLE SAILDED FROM FRANCE TO ESTABLISH A COLONY ATTHE MOUTH OF THE MISSIPPI. LANDED AT MATAGORDA BAY FEBRUARY 15, 1685. THERE ESTABLISHED FORT ST LOUIS WHILE ON HIS WAY TO CANADA. HE WAS MURDERED NEAR THE TRINITY RIVER MARCH 19, 1687.

OTHER SIDE:

A GENTLEMAN BUT NOT A COURTIER, A PROUD INDEPENDENT YET TIMID NATURE. AN EXPLORER OF BOLD VISION AND UNTIRING ENERGY.

LA SALLE'S COLONY ON MATAGORDA BAY GAVE THE UNITED STATES ITS FIRST CLAIM TO TEXAS AS A PART OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE

AMERICA OWES HIM AN ENDURING MEMORY FOR IIN THIS MASCULINE MOURES SHE SEES THE PIONEER, WHO GUIDED HER TO THE POSSESSION OF HER RICHEST HERITAGE.

FRANCES PARK

 

 

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