Friday, February 18, 2011

Père Marquette Monument

Pere Marquette monument, near Grafton, Illinois, USA

Père Marquette Monument, near Grafton, Illinois. Inscribed at the base:
At this place in early August 1673
Marquette, Joliet and five
companions entered Illinois
dawn-heralds of Religion, Civil
Government and Consecrated Labor.

Dedicated September 1, 1929
RT. REV. JAMES A. GRIFFIN D.D.
BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

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