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1685, Nov 171726-17461749, Dec 5
a French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. In the 1730s he and his four sons opened up the area west of Lake Superior and thus began the process that added Western Canada to the original New France in the Saint Lawrence basin. He was also the first known European to reach North Dakota and the upper Missouri River. In the 1740s two of his sons crossed the prairie as far as Wyoming and were the first Europeans to see the Rocky Mountains north of New Mexico. Explored western Canada, North US interior
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Pierre Gaultier de Varennes1685, Nov 171726
 
17461749, Dec 5

Vitus Bering1681, Aug1699
 
17411741, Dec 19
 a Danish born explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known for hi...
Thomas Walker1715, Jan 251740
 
17891794, Nov 9
 a distinguished physician and explorer from Virginia; in the mid-18th century, he was part of an ...
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