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Indiana Historical Bureau

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La Salle's Camp 1 Mile West


Location: SR 933/Dixie Highway & Darden Road, South Bend. (St. Joseph County, Indiana)

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Indiana

ID# : 71.19??.?


1 Mile West

Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681.


Early Settlement and Exploration