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1637, Jun11675, May 18
a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste. Marie, and later founded St. Ignace, Michigan. In 1673 Father Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to explore and map the northern portion of the Mississippi River.
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05/17/1673-Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi 
12/04/1674-Father Jacques Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago 
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