Monday, November 3, 2008

Michigan Avenue bridge marker - in honor of LaSalle & Tonti

Southwest corner of the bridge ...
The plaque reads ..
In honor of Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur De La Salle & Henry De Tonti..
who passed through the river on their way to the Mississippi, December 1681.
This tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of the Colonial Dames of America ..
Under the auspices of the Chicago Historical Society, 1925...

For more on.. [click on the link]
# Sculptures and markers on Michigan Avenue bridge..
# Defense, Regeneration, The Pioneers, and The Discoverers..
# Plaque in honor of Louis Jolliet & Pere Jacques Marquette.
# Plaque in honor of La Salle & Henry De Tonti..
# Celebrating the bridge opening....
# The importance of Chicago River in early Chicago development..
# Granite squares commemorating Chicago Gateway Green committee efforts..
# Site of Fort Dearborn...
# Bust of Pointe DuSable.. click here..
# Site of McKinzie Mansion...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous artwork depicting a worthy subject