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Alexis de Tocqueville

 
 
Alexis de Tocqueville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2020
1. Alexis de Tocqueville Marker
Inscription.  
Alexis de Tocqueville
The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of
Democracy in America
visited this area
during his 1831 – 1832 tour of America
Tocqueville
C-SPAN
placed by C-SPAN and the cable television industry
while retracing the tour in 1997-1998

 
Erected by C-SPAN and the Cable Television Industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 30° 41.445′ N, 88° 2.249′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from South Water Street. Located at Cooper Riverside Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 S Water St, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The UNESCO Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage / Honoring The Memory Of The Ancestors (here, next to this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad (about 700 feet away); City Hall
Alexis de Tocqueville Marker looking east across Mobile River. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2020
2. Alexis de Tocqueville Marker looking east across Mobile River.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (approx. 0.2 miles away); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Site of Historic Fort Condé (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Democracy in America C-SPAN Tour. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Alexis de Tocqueville portrait image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1850
3. Alexis de Tocqueville portrait
Portrait by Théodore Chassériau at the Palace of Versailles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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