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France
Laon
Aisne

Picardie

Rue Méchain
(Square du Père Marquette)

Jacques Marquette

Laon 1637 - present day Michigan 1675
French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement
(Wikipedia)
Jean Topin
1937/2004

Laon /  Jacques Marquette   Laon /  Jacques Marquette

Description

Bronze relief depicting father Marquette and some Indians in a canoe.

Inscription(s)

A
JACQUES MARQUETT
grand missionnaire pionnier de la civilisation
ne a laon le 1 juin 1637 mort au canada le 18 mai 1675
ses compatriots — ses admirateurs
"que le soleil est beau, français,
quand tu nous viens visiter"
              hiawatha

Signed: J. Topin 1937
f. barbedienne fondeur paris

Annotation

Originally, the relief was part of a larger monument. In 2004 the relief is placed on the present location.

Laon / Jacques Marquette

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°33'55" E 3°37'11"

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