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 Manuel Lisa

Manuel Lisa

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 12 Aug 1820 (aged 47)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 269, Lot 126/135
Memorial ID 9333 · View Source
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Western Explorer. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1796, he owned his own trading vessel and worked along the Mississippi River. In the early 1800s, he organized the first large-scale fur trading and trapping venture to the far West, setting up Fort Raymond at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Bighorn Rivers. Next he established the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company in 1808 and made a far west expedition in 1809. He traveled to upper Missouri, established a post at the Three Forks in western Montana and was known as Nebraska's first white settler. After his return to St Louis, he became one of the incorporators of the Bank of St. Louis in 1813 and assisted the Yellowstone Expedition the year before his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Manuel Lisa (8 Sep 1772–12 Aug 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9333, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .