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An exciting journey by Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle at the request of King Louis XIV
The title of the book came about because of the 13 rivers which stretch between La Salle’s Fort St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
The purple route of 1684 covers the period in which the book takes place.
A navigation error missed the Mississippi by more than 500 miles. Thinking this was an inlet to the Mississippi, they decided to build their fort in Bay St. Louis as named by La Salle.
A storm blasts La Belle and she is run aground. The crew is stranded. Does anyone survive?
You’ll have to read the book.
The expedition camped with the Caddo and Cenis Indians where the current Caddo Mounds State Park is near Alto, TX
A bronze cannon from La Belle recovered from the seabed of Matagorda Bay in 1995.
Dry land evacuation began in 1996 using $1.75 million from Gov. Bush and matched by private donations.
Recovered Household Items
Skeletal Remains Amid Hemp Rope
Final Resting Place - Bob Bullock Museum