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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexis de Tocqueville

 
 
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June 24, 2008
1. Alexis de Tocqueville Marker
Inscription.  
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 these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 42° 8.316′ N, 80° 5.478′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from State Street. Marker is located at the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dobbins Landing, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort de la Presqu'ile (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Brig Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry 200 Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobbins Landing (within shouting distance of this
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June 24, 2008
2. Alexis de Tocqueville Marker
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marker); Captain Daniel Dobbins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freshwater Fishing Capital (about 700 feet away); Canal Basin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making of the Flag "Don't Give Up The Ship" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other stops in C-SPAN's retracing of Tocqueville's journey.
 
Also see . . .  The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour. (Submitted on July 7, 2008.)
 
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June 24, 2008
3. Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Southwest view from tower at Dobbins Landing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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