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Iowa History Timeline

French explorers Joliet and Marquette first sighted Iowa in 1673 when they were canoeing the Mississippi River . In 1682, La Salle explored the Mississippi River and claimed all the lands drained by it for King Louis XIV of France. In 1788, Julien Dubuc, the first white settler arrived. He thrived among the Mesquakie Indian… Read More »