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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Oldest in America?
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:38:12 EDT
This is something I found.....when doing some research.....
History Is Made At Kewaunee, Wisconsin
One of the most historical spots in the northwest, a spot where once stood
one of the principle villages of the Potawatomies in which a band of the
former were entirely exterminated, a spot where Jean Nicolet first met the
natives in 1634, the camping grounds of De Tone, LaSalle, Hennepin, St.
Cosme, and many others, as well as the site where Jacques Vieau erected his
first trading post in 1795 and where Father Marquette said his First Mass in
this section on All Saints Day, November 1, 1674 - that was the spot marked
on November 1, 1923, by the history class of Kewaunee High School with an
appropriate marker on which was inscribed the following: