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Celoron de Blainville


La Salle is first European to visit area while navigating Ohio River, resulting in French claims in Ohio Valley

Other events that happened on or around 1669


French explorer Celoron de Blainville led Canadian militia and Indian guides down Allegheny and Ohio Rivers to strengthen French claims, burying lead plates along the way

Aug 18, 1749

Celoron de Blainville buried a lead plate at Point Pleasant


The Point Pleasant lead plate left by Celeron was found by boy playing on riverbank

Other events that happened on or around 1846

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