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SMC Luncheon Speaker 09/11/2018 Grosse Pointe Historical Society

Reported by George Arsenault

Esabelle (Izzy) Donnelly — Director of Education & Collections Manager for the Grosse Pointe Historical Society gave us a chronological compilation of the evolution and history of Detroit and the Grosse Pointe Windmill location and its development from the years 1679 to 1876.Izzy

1679 – Sieur de la Salle – (Rene Robert Cavelier) French explorer of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. Passage of Le Griffon, Le Griffon was a 17th-century sailing vessel built by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in his quest to find the Northwest Passage to China and Japan was the first to research the Great Lakes.

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