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To: Islander7
In 1699 Daulphin Island was the Capital for all the Louisiana territories: (There is a plaque in Cadillac Square)

"February 1699 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iberville and Bienville pioneer the settlement of the North American Gulf Coast. They land on Dauphin Island at the mouth of Mobile Bay on their way to establish colonies in the Mississippi River delta in the name of Louis XIV. They are the first Europeans to enter the mouth of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. The French had begun colonizing the Illinois territory twenty years before.

6 posted on 02/08/2009 7:53:54 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

“Iberville and Bienville pioneer the settlement of the North American Gulf Coast.”

I have an ancestor who was a soldier with Bienville when they established New Orleans.


11 posted on 02/08/2009 9:24:40 PM PST by Pelham (Beheading is just a different way of expressing ones relational milieu)
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