Starved Rock http://wuis.org en La Salle: An Explorer Who Charted A Legacy http://wuis.org/post/la-salle-explorer-who-charted-legacy <h2>Rene-Robert Cavelier de La Salle died more than 300 years ago.&nbsp; But his achievements can still be felt today in Illinois and the midwest.</h2><p>"He had a vision. He had a big dream.&nbsp; That was to connect Canada, Quebec and the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River," historian <a href="http://markwalczynski.com/">Mark Walczynski </a>said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 18562 at http://wuis.org La Salle: An Explorer Who Charted A Legacy