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Marquette and Joliet Begin Their Search for the Father of Waters

By Daniel W. Sheridan

On May 17, 1673, Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin their exciting journey to find the “Father of Waters.” Here’s the story. Jacques Marquette was born to a wealthy family in Laon, France, in 1637. Forsaking a life of comfort and prestige, he became…

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