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Jacques (“Père Marquette”), 1637–75, French Jesuit missionary and explorer in America.
Marquette, Jacques Marquette, Pere Jacques Marquette(noun)
French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)
a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan
The name Marquette was first used for an automobile when the Berwick Auto Car Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, frequently took it as a model designation for their electric car in 1904. For General Motors, William Durant bought in May, 1909 the Rainier Motor Car Company, which was in severe financial trouble. A new company, the Marquette Motor Company was established in Saginaw, Michigan to continue production of the luxurious Rainier motor car until 1911. Further, they manufactured parts for another luxury make belonging to General Motors, the Welch, and its cheaper sister car, the Welch-Detroit. Management was controlled by Buick officers. After Durant left GM for the first time in September 1910, it was tried to make both the Rainier and the Welch profitable. Therefore, with the Marquette, a new make was introduced. It produced two car lines, both with huge 4-cylinder engines. The 40 hp line, basically an improved and elongated Rainier, was available in four open body styles: Model 22 2-passenger runabout Model 24 4-passenger tourabout Model 25 5-passenger touring Model 27 7-passenger touring The chassis had a wheelbase of 122 in. Each sold for $3,000.
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