Take A Look Back At LaSalle’s History
Monday July 11th, 2016
Posted at 7:27pm
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From his birth in Normandy in 1643 to his tragic death just forty-three years later, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, lead an adventurous life filled with tragedy and triumph.
Believed to be the first European to set his foot on the land that is now the Town of LaSalle, his explorations would take him from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico.
On Wednesday July 13th, pioneer storyteller Douglas Robinson will perform a dramatic first-person account of LaSalle’s travels throughout the Great Lakes, including the construction and loss of his famous ship ‘Le Griffon’.
It takes place at the LaSalle Civic Centre at 10am.
This is the first in a four-part series exploring LaSalle’s history with storyteller Douglas Robinson. The series continues on July 27th, August 10th and August 24th.