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St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Evangeline Monument

Evangeline Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2010
1. Evangeline Monument Marker
Inscription.  Evangeline, the prototype of the Acadian maiden, was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem of the same name. The monument was donated by Delores del Rio after she starred in the motion picture production of Evangeline which was filmed in the area in 1929. The statue was sculpted by Marcelle Rebecchini. Cast at the Departo Studios in Chicago, Illinois and dedicated by Miss Del Rio in St. Martinville on April 19, 1931.
Erected 1931 by St. Martin de Tours Landscape Committee.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 30° 7.389′ N, 91° 49.703′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in St. Martin Parish. Marker can be reached from E. Bridge Street (State Highway 96), on the right when traveling west. Located on the St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 South Main Street, Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Site Lie Buried Officers of The Attakapas Militia (here, next to this
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marker); St. Martin Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ange Marie Jan (within shouting distance of this marker); Attakapa Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Martinville (within shouting distance of this marker); Deportation Cross (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evangeline Oak (about 500 feet away); The Old Castillo Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
Regarding Evangeline Monument. The actress's name is misspelled on the marker, being "Dolores del Río" and not "Delores del Rio".
Evangeline Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2010
2. Evangeline Monument and Marker
Evangeline Monument image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2010
3. Evangeline Monument
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2016. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 192 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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