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[AL] State History Timeline

1702
January 20: Le Moyne brothers, Iberville and Bienville, establish French fort and settlement, Fort Louis de la Mobile, on a bluff twenty-seven miles up the Mobile River from Mobile Bay.

1704
October 3: Cassette Girls arrive in Mobile. King Louis XIV pays passage and dowries for twenty-five young women to travel from France on board The Pelican to colony of Louisiana to become wives of colonists. Other cassette girls arrived in 1728.

1711
Mobile moved from Twenty-seven Mile Bluff to permanent site at the mouth of the Mobile River.

1717
Fort Toulouse on the Coosa River constructed to trade with the Indians and offset influence of British; farthest eastward penetration of the French.

1720
French Louisiana capital moved from Mobile west to Biloxi; then to New Orleans (1722).

1721
Africane sails into Mobile harbor with cargo of over 100 slaves.

1724
French Code Noir extended from French West Indies to North American colonies, institutionalizing slavery in Mobile area.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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