Nine Days Traveling

$26.95

Guide book to the trail and sites of General Lafayette’s  9-day Grand Tour of Alabama.  Thirty-seven places, from the Chattahoochee River across from Fort Benning, GA, through the lands of the Creek Nation, to Montgomery, then south along the Alabama River to Selma, Old Cahawba (Cahaba today), the ghost town of Claiborne, then Mobile and Mobile Point.  Photographs, dozens of maps, driving directions, walking tours of Fort Mitchell, Montgomery, Cahawba, Claiborne and Mobile Lafayette tour sites.  Plus other historical sites along the way!

 

 

Description

In 1824, President James Monroe invited the last surviving General from the Revolutionary War, the French-born Marquis de Lafayette, to return the United States to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Revolution.  Among the 24 states Lafayette visited in over 12 months was Alabama.  He spent nine days traveling from the Chattahoochee River, through the Creek Indian Nation along the Federal Road—arguably the first Interstate highway—to Montgomery, then down the Alabama River via the new, fast transportation, the steamboat, to tropical, and formerly French, Mobile, and Gulf Coast forts at Mobile Point.

If after 200 years Lafayette came back and traveled the route again, what would he see?  What would be different?  What would be the same?

And how would you travel the route today?

Nine Days Traveling is your guide book to Lafayette’s Grand Tour of Alabama, with dozens of maps, more than 50 total

historical sites, and over ninety photographs!  Revisit 1825…today!

 

Landing Place
Lafayette’s Landing Place in Alabama

 


Reviews:

“Fantastic work!” – Chuck Schwam, Treasurer, American Friends of  Lafayette, February 2020

 

 

Additional information

Weight 19 oz