In Memory of Father Marquette

© Photographed August 21, 2015
Erected 1973
Princeton, Green Lake County, Wisconsin

In Memory of
Father Marquette
of his visit
St. Marie
Princeton, Wix.
Dedicated in 1973

The marker is located on the grounds of The Famous Princeton Flea Market on southbound South Fulton Street/ Wisconsin Highway 23/ 73, between Wisconsin Street (to the north) and Dodge Street (to the south), at or near 483 State Highway 23, Princeton, Wisconsin 54968.

Searching for Marquette: A Pilgrimage in Art, by Ruth D. Nelson, MA
Through monuments and artwork, Ruth D. Nelson retells the story of the 17th-century French Jesuit missionary-explorer, Father Jacques Marquette, the celebrated surveyor of the Mississippi River. But his expedition down the Great River was only part of the Marquette legacy, which began on the southern shore of Lake Superior and ended on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Searching for Marquette follows his journey through today's cities and towns in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Arkansas to uncover French relics, Native-American royalty, and hearty settlers in a drama of faith, the fur trade and the future of Americas heartland.

Ruth presented at the June 23, 2014 meeting of the Door County Historical Society. I had the privilege of being present. Ruth gave a fascinating account of Father Marquette's journey and provided deeper insight into the man whose life is memorialized in so many of the markers / monuments I have photographed.

Ruth received her MA in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For her thesis research on the Marquette Building in Chicago, the received the Coming Museum of Glass Rakow Research Grant in 2005.

PBS: American Experience: Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) and Louis Joliet (1646-1700)

The Biography Channel: Jacques Marquette

Wikipedia: Jacques Marquette

Use the "Father Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) in Wisconsin" label below to view all markers on this website related to Father Marquette; there are many.

The marker stands alone in the middle of a field . . .

Pere Marquette 1869
by Wilhelm Lamprecht (German 1838-1906)
This image is in the public domain.
Click here for more information.

 The marker is located at Princeton City Park,
about 100 feet to the right of this entrance.

 The marker is located in Princeton, Wisconsin.

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