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Stamp USA 1968 - Father Jacques Marquette S.J. (1637 – 1675) aka Père Marquette was a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste. Marie. (Ontario & Michigan) In 1673 Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to explore and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River.
Quiet Reflections by David Wright
painting : Robert Griffing
Roberrt Griffing Artwork
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Samuel de Champlain (1574 - 1635), "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. Here is a J.D.Kelly painting of a portage in 1615.