Les Français d’Amérique / French In America

Calendar Photos and Texts from 1985 to 2002

Project of: Virgil Benoit, Red Lake Falls, Minnesota

Planning & Execution by: Marie-Reine Mikesell, Chicago, Illinois


Dessin de Charles E. Beaudet, Michigan

Alliance Franco-Américaine du Midwest (AFAM)

Conseil pour le Développement du Français en Louisiane (CODOFIL)

Société Historique Franco-Américaine de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (SHFA)


YearMonth Description of the Monthly Photograph

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1985Cover Tall Ship at Quebec for 450th Anniversary of Jacques Cartier discovery in 1534
1985Jan Le Manoir de Limoelou - Estate of Jacques Cartier
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1985Feb Mardi-Gras in Lafayette, Louisiana
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1985Mar "Friendship Quilt" - The Society of Two Worlds, Vermont
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1985Apr House of Albert Thibeau of Old Mines, Missouri
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1985May Departure of Joliet & Marquette from St Ignace by Louis Tiffany
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1985Jun Frenchville, Maine
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1985Jul Jean Nicolet Memorial at Green Bay, Wisconsin
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1985Aug The Flags of New France at Fort Michilimakinac: Photo by Jim Wuepper, Negaunee, Michigan
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1985Sep The Evangeline Oak at St Martinville, Louisiana
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1985Oct Western Buffalo Sculpture by Bennett Brien, Metis of Turtle Mountains, North Dakota
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1985Nov Amoskeag Mills at Manchester, New Hampshire
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1985Dec French Louisiana on Stage
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1986Cover "The Neptune Theater" play written by Marc Lescarbot
1986Jan Jacques Cartier's ship "La Grande Hermine"
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1986Feb United States Snow Sculpting Team at the Carnival of Quebec in 1983.
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1986Mar Church of the Precious Blood, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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1986Apr Ferdinand Gagnon Monument, Manchester, New Hampshire
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1986May French Language Radio Broadcast of the "Four Seasons"
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1986Jun "La Verendrye and Aulneau Monument", St Boniface, Manitoba
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1986Jul Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps of West Lafayette, Indiana
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1986Aug "The Orion Chorale", Lowell, Massachusetts
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1986Sep "Evangeline" statue in St Martinville, Louisiana
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1986Oct "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" on Bedloe Island, New York
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1986Nov "Louis XIV" monument at Place Royal, Quebec
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1986Dec "Louisiana Landscape", Lafayette, Louisiana
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1987Cover Sieur de La Salle in front of Louis XIV and Colbert at Versailles
1987Jan New Year's Blessing for the Family of Gerard Menard
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1987Feb Monument to Maisonneuve at Neuville-Sur-Vanne, Champagne, France
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1987Mar Sugaring Time in Quebec
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1987Apr Monument to Father Pierre Gibault at Vincennes, Indiana
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1987May "French in Florida" 1564 painting by Jacques LeMoyne de Morgues
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1987Jun Monument to Father Jacques Marquette in Laon, Picardie, France
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1987Jul "Gold Rush", a Frenchman named Claude Chana discovers gold at Auburn, California
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1987Aug "Aioli Dinner", members of "The Order of New Iberia Gourmets" in Louisiana, painting by George Rodrigue
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1987Sep "Chapel of New Hope" in the Acadian Village in Lafayette, Louisiana
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1987Oct "Folk Art" by Adelard Cote
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1987Nov Monument to the 1837 Patriots at St Denis, Quebec
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1987Dec Sacajawea & Jean Baptiste Charbonneau at Bismark, North Dakota
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1988Cover Map of l'Amerique Septentrionale of 1688 by J. B. Franquelin
1988Jan The Portage of Chicago
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1988Feb "Butchering Time" in Louisiana
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1988Mar "A Village in Gaspe" landscape painting by Marc Aurele Fortin
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1988Apr "The Seminary of Quebec"
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1988May Midwest Portion of 1688 Map by J. B. Franquelin
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1988Jun Feast of "La Saint-Jean" at Lowell, Massachusetts
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1988Jul "Fur Trade Canoes" at the Albany, New York Tricentennial in 1986
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1988Aug Monument Riel - Ritchot at St Norbert, Manitoba
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1988Sep Louisbourg, Ile Royale, Acadie (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
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1988Oct Monument to La Verendrye at St Boniface, Manitoba
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1988Nov "Ellis Island Awards" at the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
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1988Dec Christmas Eve Bonfires in Louisiana
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1989Cover Flags of the French Communities in North America
1989Jan The Port of La Rochelle, France
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1989Feb Gateway Arch and St Louis Cathedral at St Louis, Missouri
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1989Mar Plaza After Rain, New York by Paul Cornoyer
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1989Apr Festival International of Louisiana - "Delphinale" folkloric group from Grenoble, France
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1989May "Arrival of the first Nuns in Quebec"
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1989Jun Fort Toulouse, Alabama 1714-1763
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1989Jul "Lady Liberty" on the Seine River at Grenelle Bridge in Paris, France
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1989Aug The Grave of Father Claude Jean Allouez, S. J. at Niles, Michigan
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1989Sep Monument to Joseph Nicolas Nicollet, astronomer and cartographer, at St Peter, Minnesota
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1989Oct Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, near Midland Ontario
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1989Nov Map of French Explorers of the West; Juchereau de Saint-Denis
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1989Dec The Church at Meobecq, France
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1990Cover "Fort Caroline, Florida", a water color painted by Jacques Le Moyne dit de Morgues
1990Jan The 1812 Battlefield of Chalmette, Louisiana
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1990Feb "Snow", a painting by Robert Henri (1865 - 1929)
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1990Mar "Felicite Motier" (1780 - 1873) at Portage des Sioux, Missouri
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1990Apr Fort Michilimakinac, Michigan; Charles Langlade weds my cousin Charlotte Bourassa on 12 Aug 1754
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1990May 1740 Map of the Ohio River in New France
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1990Jun Model of the ship "Breze" which brought the Carignan Regiment to Canada in 1665
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1990Jul "Chateau Gaillard in the Mist" by Alexis Jean Fournier
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1990Aug "Fort St Louis" de Chambly, Quebec; also called "Fort Chambly"
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1990Sep Monument called "Jean Ribault's Column" at Mayport, Florida
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1990Oct "Never Forget God nor France", inscription at Tourouvre, France
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1990Nov "Ustai Danza" or "Dance of the Water Skin" a Basque celebration at St Pierre & Miquelon
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1990Dec Chapelle des Ursulines in Quebec, by "Noel Levasseur", sculptor (1680 - 1740)
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1991Cover Architectural Plans of Washington, DC in 1791 created by Charles L'Enfant
1991Jan Monument to Calixa Lavallee, the Composer of "O'Canada" the Canadian National Anthem
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1991Feb Monument to Francois Xavier Garneau at Quebec City
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1991Mar Map of Isle La Motte on Lake Champlain which was discovered by Samuel de Champlain
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1991Apr Crawfish Festival in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana
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1991May St Joan of Arc Chapel at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1991Jun "Wolfes Cove" painting by Maurice Cullen
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1991Jul Monument to Jacques Cartier, the Discoverer of Canada, at Gaspe, Quebec
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1991Aug "The Apotheosis of Christopher Colombus", a painting by Napoleon Bourassa; my grgr uncle
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1991Sep Monument to Nicolas Martiau, a French Huguenot, at Yorktown, Virginia
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1991Oct Commemorative Ceremony at the French Cemetery at Yorktown, Virginia
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1991Nov Home of Pierre Menard, First Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, at Kaskaskia, Illinois
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1991Dec "Je Me Souviens" - "I remember" on the Quebec Parliament Building
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1992Cover Painting of Montreal, Quebec in 1768. Mont Royal is seen in the background.
1992Jan "Beau Sejour" "Oak Alley Plantation Manor" 1839 at Vacherie, Louisiana owned by Jacques Roman
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1992Feb Map of the Great Lakes [Les Grands Lacs] in 1755 by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
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1992Mar "Mardi Gras" at Mamou, Louisiana
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1992Apr "Les Voyageurs" "Shooting the Rapids" Oil Painting by Frances Ann Hopkins about 1870
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1992May Monument to Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve at Montreal, Quebec
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1992Jun Monument to the Abenakis at Quebec City, Quebec
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1992Jul Monument to Samuel de Champlain and the Chateau Frontenac at Quebec City, Quebec
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1992Aug The Spirit of the Northwest Monument at Green Bay, Wisconsin
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1992Sep Chateau de Chavaniac, Auvergne, France; birthplace of the Marquis de La Fayette
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1992Oct La Fayette, Washington and Rochambeau at Yorktown, Virginia on October 14, 1781
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1992Nov "Les Ceintures Flechees" "The Flechee Belts" worn by Voyageurs
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1992Dec "Horse Racing in Winter" a painting by Clarence Gagnon in Toronto, Ontario
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1993Cover The La Verendrye Brothers Sighting the Rocky Mountains on January 1, 1743
1993Jan Statue of the French King Louis XVI at Louisville, Kentucky
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1993Feb City Plan of New Orleans about 1721
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1993Mar Monument on La Verendry Hill at Pierre, South Dakota
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1993Apr The Cross of the Order of St Louis from the National Archives in Ottawa, Canada
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1993May The Cotton Office at New Orleans, Louisiana; oil painting by the artist Edgar Degas
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1993Jun The Main Gate of Fort de Chartres, Illinois
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1993Jul Monument to Samuel de Champlain at Isle La Motte, Vermont by Yours Truly
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1993Aug Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Players
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1993Sep The Founders of Milwaukee; Salomon Juneau and Josette Viau on their Wedding Day
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1993Oct Monument to the Unknown French Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution at Annapolis, Maryland
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1993Nov La Salle Expedition II in 1976 organized by Reid-H. Lewis of Elgin, Illinois
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1993Dec First Scientific Expedition in California in 1786 by Jean-Francois Galaup de Laperouse
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1994Cover The Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755 by artist Henri Beau in 1900
1994Jan "The Cross of Mount Royal" Stained Glass Window at Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Quebec
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1994Feb Acadian Museum at Saint Martinville, Louisiana; built about 1765
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1994Mar The Mme Cadillac Dance Theatre of Detroit, Michigan
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1994Apr "Chief Pontiac", painting by Jerry Farnsworth, 1926
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1994May Inhabitants of Green Bay (La Baye) in 1762
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1994Jun Louis Juchereau de St Denis enroute to Mexico in 1714
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1994Jul French Monument in Honor of General Charles De Gaulle at Montreal, Quebec
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1994Aug Statue of Evangeline at Grand Pre, Acadia (Nova Scotia today)
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1994Sep Monument to Jack Kerouac at Lowell, Massachusetts
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1994Oct Monument Commemorating the Creole Patriots at New Orleans, Louisiana
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1994Nov Chippewa Mural of the "1863 Old Crossing Treaty Negociations" by Bennett Brien
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1994Dec St Croix Island International Historic Site, Calais, Maine; Settled in 1604
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1995Cover Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Acadia (Nova Scotia)
1995Jan "La Rue St Louis A Montreal" painting by Marc-Aurele Suzor-Cote
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1995Feb Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington, Virginia - Rene Gagnon
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1995Mar "Le Rocher" "Starved Rock" at Utica, Illinois
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1995Apr Monument to Marguerite Bourgeois at Montreal, Quebec
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1995May Members of the Northern Pacific Expedition, 1869
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1995Jun Compagnie Franche de La Marine of Montreal, Quebec at Brouage, France
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1995Jul The Great Cross, called "de Tonti", Arkansas Post National Memorial
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1995Aug St Joseph Oratory at Montreal, Quebec and Brother Andre
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1995Sep The Route of Generals George Washington and Jean Baptiste Rochambeau
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1995Oct Champlain 1606 Monument at Port Fortune [Stage Harbor], Chatham, Massachusetts
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1995Nov First Play Written and Performed in America in 1606 by Marc Lescarbot
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1995Dec "Virgin and Child" painting by Frere Luc about 1676
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1996Cover First Session of the Governing Council of New France in 1663
1996Jan Bastion of Fort Duquesne & Bridge at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Charles A. Lesueur
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1996Feb "Le Festival du Voyageur" at Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
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1996Mar 1829 - 1990: The Osages return to France.
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1996Apr Arrival of Madame Cadillac at Detroit, Michigan in 1702
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1996May French Settlements in Upper Louisiana; today the State of Missouri
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1996Jun Obelisk at Sault Saint-Marie, Michigan
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1996Jul Tomb of La Fayette at Paris, France
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1996Aug Monument to Louis IX, called Saint Louis, at Saint Louis, Missouri
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1996Sep 1790 House of Jean-Baptiste Bequette at Saint Genevieve, Missouri
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1996Oct Monument to Father Isaac Jogues at Lake George, New York
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1996Nov Association Canado-Americaine Building at Manchester, New Hampshire
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1996Dec "La Guignolee" Honoring the Ancestors on the "Day of the Dead"
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1997Cover "View of Quebec City" a painting by Fred H. Holloway
1997Jan "Compagnie Franche de La Marine" at the Fort Stewart Museum, Isle de Sainte-Helene, Montreal
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1997Feb Henri de Tonti, Founder of Peoria, Illinois at Pimetoui in 1691
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1997Mar The Tomb of Julien Dubuque, the Founder of Dubuque, Iowa
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1997Apr Buffalo skin - of Quapaw Culture and the Grand Alliance with France
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1997May Statue of Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac at the Parliament Building at Quebec City
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1997Jun Cheticamp, Acadian Village of Cap Breton
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1997Jul Chapel Island, capital of the Micmac Nation, in Cap Breton, Nova Scotia.
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1997Aug Prime Minister Rene Levesque at the National Assembly
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1997Sep Replica of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville's ship "Pelican" in the Old Port at Montreal, Quebec, 1993
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1997Oct House of Longfellow who wrote "Evangeline", at Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1997Nov The "City of Paris" Building at San Francisco
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1997Dec "Christmas" - "Noel" - Santons in America
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1998Cover 1673 Departure of Jolliet & Marquette to Explore the Mississippi
1998Jan "Le Fleurdelise" The Official Flag of Quebec
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1998Feb "Airborne Museum" at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France
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1998Mar "Double Eagle" Twenty Dollar Gold Piece by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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1998Apr Monument to Salomon Juneau, Founder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1998May Monument to Jeanne Mance at Montreal
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1998Jun "Jolliet & Marquette with the Peorias in 1763", painting by Charles Huot
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1998Jul Cataracoui or the Beginnings of Kingston, Ontario
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1998Aug "French Gold-Seekers", in California, painting by Ernest-Etienne Narjot de Francheville (1826 - 1898)
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1998Sep "Jean Nicolet Arrive Chez Les Gens de Mer in 1634", painting by Edwin Willard Deming
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1998Oct "Fort d'Orleans - Les Maries Reviennent de Paris", painting by Ernest L. Blumenschein
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1998Nov "Frontenac Goes to the Onontagues in 1696", painting by J. H. Derinzy
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1998Dec "Ursuline Monastery at Quebec" painting by Millicent Chaplin
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1999Cover Landing of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville at Biloxi on 31 January 1699
1999Jan The Ship "le Marin" was one of 2 Ships used by Pierre Le Moyne d"Iberville to found Louisiana at Biloxi
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1999Feb "Train de la Reconnaissance" or "Gratitude Train" at Helena, Arkansas
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1999Mar Baton Rouge's "Baton Rouge" at Louisiana
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1999Apr Monument to Verrazzano at New York City, New York
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1999May Church of the "Holy Family" at Cahokia, Illinois, 1799
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1999Jun The "Quebec Act" of 1774
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1999Jul Icarian Museum at Nauvoo, Illinois
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1999Aug The Fountain of La Fayette at La Grange, Georgia
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1999Sep The Tomb of the Duke d'Anville at Louisbourg, Cape Breton
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1999Oct "Road of The Calvary" at Prairie-du-Rocher, Illinois
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1999Nov Monument to Father Jacques Marquette at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1999Dec "Saint Mary Church" at Manchester, New Hampshire about 1930
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2000Cover View of San Francisco (20% French) in the First Year of the Gold Rush
2000Jan The Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and the Franche Marine
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2000Feb Plaque in Honor of Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle & Henri de Tonti in Chicago.
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2000Mar Faneuil Hall at Boston Massachusetts; donated to Boston by Pierre Faneuil; A French Huguenot
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2000Apr Monument to Paul Revere at Boston; his Father Appolos Rivoire immigrated from France
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2000May Tomb of Father Jacques Marquette at Saint-Ignace, Michigan
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2000Jun Tomb of Pierre-Charles L'Enfant at Arlington, Virginia
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2000Jul Statue of the Count de Rochambeau at Paris
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2000Aug French Settlements in the Upper St. John River Valley, Maine
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2000Sep Monument to the 1824-1825 Triumphal Return of La Fayette in America at Lafayette, Louisiana
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2000Oct California Celebrates Its entry into the Union in 1850; San Francisco had a "Little France" neighborhood
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2000Nov Campus of Girard College at Philadelphia; named after Etienne Girard, immigrant from Bordeaux, France
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2000Dec Carpenters Hall at Philadelphia, PA; and the Chevalier de Bonvouloir
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2001Cover Cadillac landing at the site of Detroit on 24 July 1701
2001Jan "The Birds of America" by John James (aka Jean-Jacques) Audubon
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2001Feb House of Auguste Mouet de Langlade at Michilimakinac, Michigan
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2001Mar Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste Charbonneau on the 2000 Golden Dollar
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2001Apr Fort Maurepas, 1699, at Biloxi, Louisiana; now Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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2001May Mount Desert Island, (Acadie) Maine; named by Samuel de Champlain in 1604
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2001Jun Fort Niagara & the Compagnie Franche de la Marine
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2001Jul Birth of Detroit, Canada
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2001Aug Statue of Charles Le Moyne at Montreal, Quebec
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2001Sep The Mississippi at Commerce Town, south of Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1826
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2001Oct La Salle's Party Feasted in the Illinois Village at Lac Peoria in 1680
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2001Nov The Parti Quebecois Gains Power
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2001Dec The Solomon Juneau Bell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2002Cover June 1982 Reenactment of Mme Cadillac's Arrival at Fort Pontchartrain, Detroit in 1701 or 1702
2002Jan Monument Erected for the Bicentennial of Mobile, Alabama in 1902
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2002Feb View of Dauphine Island, Province of Louisiana about 1718 by Dusault
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2002Mar Monument to Louis Hebert at Quebec City, Quebec
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2002Apr Sculpture of the Transfer of the Remains of Father Jacques Marquette to Michilimakinac
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2002May St John Baptiste Day Banquet at Montreal in 1834 by Lorenzo de Nevers
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2002Jun St John's Bonfires at Quebec City, Quebec in 1977
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2002Jul Washington and La Fayette at Valley Forge in 1777
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2002Aug The Ursuline Convent at New Orleans, Louisiana constructed by order of King Louis XV in 1727
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2002Sep The Dionne Quintuplets; Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne
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2002Oct Arrival of Mme Cadillac and Mme Tonti at Fort Pontchartrain, Detroit in 1701
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2002Nov Silk Stole carried by Pope John-Paul II at his visit to St Louis, Missouri in 1999
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2002Dec Benjamin Franklin at the French Court at Versailles, France
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Supplementary Information

1989
1980 Census 1
French in America Map per 1980 Census
1989
1980 Census 2
Americans of French Descent by State per 1980 Census
1991Carignan 1The Carignan Regiment Officers
1991Carignan 2The Carignan Regiment, " They Died for New France"
1992French OriginsWhere Our 17th Century French Ancestors Came From
1993St Louis 1Recipients of the "Cross of the Order of St Louis" 1
1993St Louis 2Recipients of the "Cross of the Order of St Louis" 2
1994Acadia 1L'Acadie in 1755 - Populated Areas
1994Acadia 2Acadian Regions of the Maritime Provinces in the 20th Century
1995Two Wars 1French Memorial of Two World Wars - St Vincent de Paul Church at New York
1995Two Wars 2Names of Some of Those Who Died in the Two Wars
1997ReenactorsReenactors - "Troops of the Marine" and "The Milicia's"
1998Cities 1Sister City Affiliations with France, Quebec & Acadia 1
1998Cities 2Sister City Affiliations with France, Quebec & Acadia 2
2000Francophone 144 French Speaking Lands and Governments 1
2000Francophone 244 French Speaking Lands and Governments 2
2001Detroit 1The Founding of Detroit, Michigan 1
2001Detroit 2The Founding of Detroit, Michigan 2

Congratulations to Marie-Reine Mikesell and Virgil Benoit for their excellent efforts
on publishing this calendar for 18 years. I hope that this website will keep alive their efforts,
so that many more people will enjoy the fruits of their labor.
John Fisher June 2007

Franco-American Conference at Mackinac Island in August 1983

Photo at Fort Michillimackinac by Jim Wuepper, Negaunee, Michigan

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