French explorer in North America who, having descended the Mississippi River to its mouth, named the entire drainage basin “Louisiana,” claiming it for France (1682).
(person) 1643-87; Fr. explorer in North America.
La-salle Sentence Examples
In 1838 Lundy removed to Lowell, La Salle county, Illinois, where he printed several copies of the Genius of Universal Emancipation.
Other educational institutions include Troy Academy (1834), a non-sectarian preparatory school; La Salle Institute (conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools); St Joseph's Academy (Roman Catholic) and St Peter's Academy (Roman Catholic).
There is a monument at Ottawa to the 1400 soldiers from La Salle county who died in the Civil War, and among the public buildings are the County Court House, the Court House for the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court, and Reddick's Library, founded by William Reddick.
On the summit La Salle built store-houses and log huts, which he surrounded by intrenchments and a log palisade.