Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bienville was Here

Three centuries ago, Selma's bluff was known as Ecor Bienville, named
 for the French colonizer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur De Bienville.
 When he was only 21, Bienville became governor of the colony 
of French Louisiana. He co-founded Mobile and made a friendly visit 
to this area along the Alabama River in 1714. The plaque that was placed
 by the Colonial Dames of America sits in Bienville Park on Water Avenue. 


Birdman said...

I learn a lot on these blogs.

Dragonstar said...

That's fascinating! Good photo and great history.

Gillena Cox said...

good photo; good write; a happy weekend to you

much love...

Linda said...

So Alabama was an Indian name? I didn't know that!