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1. Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844 Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.

2. Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...

3. Landscape with Birch Trees Landscape with Birch Trees Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909 Drawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.

4. Portrait of Jacques Marquette Portrait of Jacques Marquette Discovery & exploration; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist.
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