© Photographed July 9, 2014
Erected 1930 by Door County Historical Society
Algoma, Door County, Wisconsin
Storm driven and
in October 1679,
Robert La Salle
with fourteen men, on
a voyage to explore
the interior of America,
landed at this place.
Expecting hostile Indians
he erected a barricade,
but instead of war
they brought provisions
and saved his life.
The marker monument is located on northbound County U, south of its intersection with County J, at or near 408 County U, Algoma, Wisconsin 54201.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de La Salle (November 21, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France.
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View at the lower level of the park, adjacent to Lake Michigan.
The marker is visible center left.
The marker is adjacent to the open grassy area.
The County U entrance to the park.