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Louis Hennepin

Louis Hennepin (1640? - 1701?) was a 17th-century French explorer of the interior of North America and a Catholic priest. Hennepin County, Minnesota, whose seat is Minneapolis, is named after him, as is a street, Hennepin Avenue, in Minneapolis.

Two great waterfalls were brought to the world's attention by Louis Hennepin: Niagara Falls, with the most voluminous flow of any in North America, and the Falls of Saint Anthony in what is now Minneapolis, the highest falls on the Mississippi River.

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Catholic Encyclopedia on Hennepin

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