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Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705

Louis Hennepin

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2010

Louis Hennepin

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Louis Hennepin

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Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
On the Niagara Parkway just south of
where it intersects with Murray Street
1.1 km south of the QEW bridge to the USA

Coordinates: N 43 05.034 W 79 04.626


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Plaque Text

Born and educated in Belgium, Hennepin was ordained a Recollet (Franciscan) friar in France. He was an adventurer at heart and undertook priestly duties in several European countries before being sent to New France as a missionary in 1675. In 1679-80 he accompanied Cavelier de La Salle on his exploration of the Mississippi River. Back in France, Hennepin published a lively account of his travels, Description de la Louisiane (1683), which enjoyed widespread popularity in Europe. Hennepin provided a striking account of 17th-century North America and his book contains the first recorded description of "the Wonders of that prodigious Cascade", Niagara Falls.

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La Salle at the Head of the Lake
René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle at Cataracoui



Niagara Falls Plaques

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