By Russell M. Magnaghi
The colonial French served as explorers, infantrymen, missionaries, fur investors, and colonists. Later, French monks and nuns have been influential in selling Catholicism within the kingdom and in constructing faculties and hospitals. Father Gabriel Richard fled the violence of the French Revolution and have become a well-known and influential citizen of the country as a U.S. Congressman and one of many founders of the collage of Michigan. French observers of Michigan lifestyles incorporated Alexis de Tocqueville. French marketers opened copper mines and a number of service-oriented companies. Louis Fasquelle turned the 1st foreign-language teacher on the college of Michigan, and François A. Artault brought images to the higher Peninsula. As pioneers of the early vehicle, the French made an enormous contribution to the language utilized in vehicle manufacturing.
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French in Michigan (Discovering the Peoples of Michigan) by Russell M. Magnaghi