Arrival of Marquette & Jolliet: Reenactment
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Arrival of Marquette & Jolliet: Reenactment

June 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the reenactment of Marquette & Jolliet Expedition.

Ralph Frese and friends, as Marquette, Jolliet and their crew will arrive around 10:30 AM at Washington Street Park.
Presentations are scheduled at approximately 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30.
Washington Street Park (Corner of N Main St & Washington St), Prairie du Chien, WI at the Voyageur Encampment
In 1973,Ralph Frese, a Northwest side of Chicago resident and owner of the Chicagoland Canoe Base and Blacksmith shop decided, on its 300th anniversary, to recreate the expedition that Jolliet and Marquette accomplished in 1673.
On May 17th, 1973, Ralph and his hearty group launched a 9 month journey to recreate Marquette and Jolliet’s expedition.
Now they are back in Prairie du Chien, 50 years later on the 350th Anniversary!

Follow the actors and their journey to and from Prairie du Chien as they recreate the Jolliet & Marquette Expedition 350 years ago.

Visit their website at


June 17, 2023
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Prairie du Chien Main Street


Washington Street Park
Washington Street
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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