Explorers of Canada, Part XX: Pierre de La Verendrye
__ "Ask who discovered the west? Which European first saw the
Rockies? The answer can be and will often be La Vérendrye."
You will find a multi-page article about him and his accomplishments. -
From suite101.com - http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/life_in_canada/89299
Great Canadian Lakes __ "The
main figure in opening up the Lake of the Woods water route to Manitoba,
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, was born in Canada
in 1685, the son of the sieur de Varennes, governor of Trois Rivięres."
You can find the full story. - From greatcanadianlakes.com - http://www.greatcanadianlakes.com/ontario/lake_wood/history-home.html
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye ___This article tells the story of "... an upright man...
La Vérendrye was considerably more than a mere explorer. No less than six fur-trading stations attested to his efficiency as an organizer." - Text only - From the
Catholic Encyclopedia -
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye
__ "Born in Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, he was part of the Ancien
Régime whose family of aristocrats came from the Anjou area of France.
At 22 years of age, he enlisted in the French Army, fought at Flanders
and was seriously wounded. After recovering from his injuries and being
released as a prisoner of war, he returned to Canada and married in
1712." You will find an encyclopedia article with links to
related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Gaultier_de_Varennes_et_de_la_V%C3%A9rendrye
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye
__ A brief overview of accomplishments. - From Marianopolis College - http://tinyurl.com/gw33m