The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 486
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486 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
hearts were touched with fire. It was given us to learn at the
outset that life is a profound and passionate thing."
La Salle is one of the most fascinating characters of history
contributing to the greatness of the reign of Louis XIV. He
was born a Frenchman, but he died as one of the best known
explorers of the seventeenth century, murdered near Navasota,
Texas, in March, 1687. La Salle's two years in Texas are tanta-
lizing in unanswerable mystery. Throughout the story blazes
the magnificent dream of La Salle, the vitriolic vision which
carried him with a fanatic's faith across thousands of miles of
water and land to associate the name of La Salle indelibly with
the interior of North America.
JOSEPH D. MATLOCK
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953, periodical, 1953; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/m1/558/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.