It’s easy to forget that our country was once mapped out in French, a language we might all be speaking but for a few twists and turns of history. -- Historian Jon McGinty
My video this week connects the Rock River, French Voyagers and the Parker Pen family's Seventeenth-Century maps.
Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.