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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Vine and Olive Colony: Alabamians Welcome French Refugees, 1817'

 

31. Vine and Olive Colony: Alabamians Welcome French Refugees, 1817
Demopolis, Marengo County

 

Demopolis was founded in 1817 by exiled French supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte. The colonists attempted unsuccessfully to grow grapes and olives.