18 May 2008

Entry for December 04, 2006

On this day in history 1674-- French Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette erected a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan, in present-day Illinois. His log cabin became the first building of a settlement that afterward grew to become the city of Chicago. New Advent online encyclopedia has Marquette's biography for you to read. The Chicago Public Library has an online history of Chicago.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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