Sunday, June 15, 2008

SRAC “History’s Mysteries” Educational Series, “The Great Detour” by Dick Cowles

SRAC “History’s Mysteries” Educational Series, “The Great Detour” by Dick Cowles

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) is proud to announce the next installment of their educational series, “History’s Mysteries” will be another little known and mysterious piece of our local history titled, “The Great Detour,” presented by Dick Cowles. Cowles will present research that he and his father, Ellsworth Cowles did concerning yet another French explorer in our region, Rene Robert De La Salle. Cowles believes that in the 1670’s LaSalle searched for the corridor to the Mississippi River through our region, and as a result leads us to some interesting questions:
- "Did LaSalle actually discover the Mississippi River two years before the Jesuits, Marquette and Joliet made the claim?"

And even more importantly to local historians:

- "Does the the Cowles' research prove that LaSalle visited Spanish Hill's “Carantouan” nearly 60 years after Brule?"

Please plan to attend this thought provoking presentation Tuesday, July 1st, from 6:30 – 7:30pm at SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for SRAC members and $3 children under 18.

Click here to download flier!

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