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James Domengeaux

1906-1988

 
 
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By Mike Waldon, October 25, 2017
1. James Domengeaux Marker
Inscription.  Lawyer, Louisiana Legislator
U.S. Congressman, Founder-President of CODOFIL
Legion d'honneur française, Ordre de la couronne belge

Preserve the language, and you preserve the culture.

This tree from the Durance Valley of the Provence Region of France pays tribute to the memory of James "Jimmie" Domengeaux, founder of CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

It is said in Provence that Elzeard Bouffier, a solitary shepherd, through dedicated and selfless work, reforested and thus transformed a small part of the world in which he lived. This tree comes from that area of France.

In the same spirit, it can be said that James Domengeaux revitalized the vanishing French language and culture of Louisiana through his dedication to CODOFIL's mission; the protection and promotion of Louisiana's rich linguistic and cultural heritage.

Français:
Préserver une langue, c'est preserver une culture.

Cet arbre de la vallée de Durance en Provence est un hommage a la mémoire de James "Jimmie" Domengeaux, le fondateur du CODOFIL, le Conseil pour
James Domengeaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, October 25, 2017
2. James Domengeaux Marker
le Développement du Français en Louisiane.

On raconte en Provence qu'un berger solitaire appelé Elzéard Bouffier, a consacré sa vie au reboisement de sa région et a ainsi transformé son pays. Cet arbre vient de cette forêt.

De son côté, James Domengeaux a redonné vie à la langue et à la culture françaises en Louisíane, menacées de disparition. Il s'est consacré à la mission du CODOFIL: sauvegarder et romouvoir le riche héritage linguistique et culturel de la Louisiane.

Vivre le français en Louisiane!
 
Erected 1994 by Jaycee's d'Acadiana.
 
Location. 30° 12.295′ N, 92° 1.222′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Girard Park Circle and Girard Park Drive. Located in Girard Park and visible from intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette LA 70503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pillars of Progress (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bayou Vermilion (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Edwin L. Stephens (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vermilion River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); General Alfred Mouton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  CODOFIL - Agence Des Affaires Francophones. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana.)
 
Additional keywords. Cajun French Culture
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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