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Cadillac Square - Dauphin Island, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas
N 30° 15.104 W 088° 06.134
16R E 393959 N 3347194
Quick Description: Cadillac Square Park located on Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2019 9:28:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM10CT5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is a beautiful park, rich in local history.  The live oak trees throughout this historic site are all that remains of the home of Governor Cadillac and the capital of the Louisiana Territory.
M. de La Mothe de Cadillac came to Isle Dauphine on June 5, 1713 to serve as Governor General of Louisiana. M. Durigouin was appointed Director General and their expenses were paid by M. de Croisat, to whom His Majesty had ceded the commerce of Louisiana. Cadillac built a large palisaded home in the area of "Cadillac Square" Although Cadillac remained Governor until March 9,1717, he did little to improve the territory.
This park is used for festivals, birding, and large school groups.
Name: Cadillac Square

Street Location: 661 Bienville Blvd.

Local Municipality: Dauphin Island

State/Province, etc.: Alabama

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Site of Governor Cadillac's Home in 1715

Date Established: 1715

Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables, restrooms

Recreational Facilities:
Birdwatching


Monuments/Statues: None

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Magnificent oak trees

Special Events: This park is used for festivals, birding, and large school groups.

Traditional Geocaches:
Letterbox nearby.


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