Thursday, March 26, 2015

Signs, Signs (Ecor Bienville)

 
A century before Selma became a town, the site that sits high on a soapstone bluff 
was called Ecor Bienville.  In 1714,  Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville,
 Governor of the Province,made a friendly visit to the Alibamo Indians here.
 
The monument to commemorate his visit was erected in 1932 by National Society
 of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama. 
 
This monument recently was moved closer to Water Avenue due to sewer repair 
on Lauderdale Street. The background fence was added and the riverbank 
cleaned of vines and shrubs, creating a better view 
of the Alabama River and Edmund Pettus Bridge.  
 
Linking to Signs, Signs
and City Daily Photo Blogs

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite a rock to have the plaque on. The flowers are a nice touch!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Did - Not - Know - That!
Thanks for the info!

Tom said...

Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, what a mouth full. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Lesley said...

That must have been some honour to have him visit! And I agree with Tom - that is quite a mouthful of a name. (then again, the French do speak very quickly!)