Stop N: Blanchette Site

Blanchette Site
906 S. Main St

In 1769, Louis Blanchette first settled here. He and his followers established their Post by the creek that they named Blanchette Creek. Their Post consisted of three humble log cabins, a Catholic Log Church, and a grist mill. To quote Blanchette, he "built the church for the soul of his men and the grist mill for the body of his men."

This marker was erected here by the St. Charles Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1921. Our next stop has a ghost story and a meal for 25 cents. Proceed to 700 S Main. Select stop "O" when you arrive.

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