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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > La Salle Expedition La Salle Expedition

Location: US 231 at Kankakee River, northern Jasper County. Missing. (Jasper County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 37.1966.1


In December, 1679, Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, with thirty men crossed northwestern Indiana by way of the Kankakee River in an attempt to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.


Early Settlement and Exploration