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Named for the French explorer who came down the Illinois River to this region in 1679, La Salle was founded when plans for the Illinois and Michigan Canal were implemented in 1827. Before the completion of the Illinois Waterway, this canal, along with the mule-drawn barges that plied it, served as the first link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi waterway systems.

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