Point of Discovery – McGregor, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 59.816 W 091° 09.814
15T E 649693 N 4762110
Quick Description: This historical plaque is mounted on a rock near the Mississippi River overlook at Pikes Peak State Park.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2013 8:14:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMHBRZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 1

Long Description:
This historical plaque is mounted on a rock near the Mississippi River overlook at Pikes Peak State Park. The text reads:

“Point of Discovery. Across the Mississippi is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. This is the point where on June 17, 1673 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet, in two small canoes entered the mighty Mississippi. They were the first white men to discover the Upper Mississippi River and set foot on Iowa soil.”

The plaque was placed here in 1927 by the Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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