St. Francis Xavier Mission
It was founded in 1671 by Claude Allouez to proselytize the native peoples of the western Great Lakes. In 1684 a chapel measuring 70'x40' and seating six-hundred was completed under the direction of Father Verboort to serve an expanding Catholic population. The mission was used as a base of operations by Nicolas Perrot in his explorations of the Upper Midwest in the 1680s. In 1686 he made a present of a silver ostensorium to the mission which was rediscovered by workmen digging a foundation in 1802. In 1687 the mission of St. Francis Xavier was destroyed in an Iroquois attack.
-  History of St. Francis Xavier Parish
- Campbell, Henry Colin. Wisconsin In Three Centuries. 1st. New York: The Century History Company, 1906. Print.
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