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Iberville, in New Orleans,Louisiana,USA more

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In 1699 Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville, sailed into the Gulf of Mexico to resume France’s quest for a transcontinental empire. his party reached the mouth of the Mississippi on Shrove Tuesday and celebrated Mardi Gras with a Mass and Te Deum Over the next few months Iberville’s expedition continued up the Mississippi past Baton Rouge and Pointe CoupĂ©e, and then returned through the lakes and into the Gulf.

Iberville’s men constructed the first French settlement in Louisiana on the eastern shore of the Bay of Biloxi. Convinced that large ships would get stuck coming into the mouth of the Mississippi River, Iberville chose to establish a permanent site on the Gulf Coast rather than on the river.

You can see the stone inscription from 1699.


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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D / Kiss Digital X
Lens: 18 - 55 mm (35 mm equivalent: 29.1 - 89 mm)
Focal Length: 53mm
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.02 seconds
Exposure Program: Depth-of-field AE
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Picture Style: Standard
Date: 2007:02:01 15:26:29


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