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