A 1713 map of Henri Joutel's explorations
August 25, 1687: Explorers, Henri Joutel and Jean Cavelier de LaSalle reached what is now St. Genevieve and Saline Creek.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.