|21: St. Andrew's Cross. To Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
Native of Montreal, Canada, Naval Officer of France, Governor of Louisiana, and founder of
the first capital, Mobile, in 1711. Born: 1680; Died: 1768. With the genius to create an
empire and the courage to maintain it, patient amid faction and successful even in defeat,
he brought his settlement the prosperity of true civilization and the happiness of real
Christianity. He who founds a city builds himself a life-long monument.
Colonial Dames of Alabama February 1906
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