Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Marquette University - Catholic Encyclopedia

Marquette University history

Pere Marquette and the Legacy of the French in Wisconsin



Interesting Fact:

Although Marquette was chartered in 1864, it didn't open until 1881.

Study Questions:

  • Where is Marquette University located?
  • Who were the founders of Marquette?
  • Who is the University named after?

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  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 22:

    1941: The Grand Coulee Dam begins operation.

  • March 22

    March 22, 1864: Marquette University was chartered by the state Legislature.

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