Jacques Marquette was born in Laon,France on June 10,1637. Marquette studied in the Jesuit colleges for about 12 years.Marquette became a priest when he was 17 years old.On May 17, 1673, Marquette, Joliet, and five men on two birchbark canoes set off. Following the northern and western shores of Lake Michigan, they paddled down the Fox River, portaged to the Wisconsin River, and then found themselves on the Mississippi. More than a month into their journey, Marquette and Joliet, leaving their men to guard their canoes, walked unarmed into an Illinois Indian village.Marquette died may,18 1674.external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5dZH7qahj3gjKkxDI1NZK3DrxYOhJW8nxIiWCbvToVFXiSuHcnQpinterest.com/google.com for the picures and timeline chicago.com for the timeline.other info google.

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1673: French-Canadian explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, on their way to Québec, pass through the area that will become Chicago.