Azilum

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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
1C
Postmark/Cancel:
1947
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
35464

Description:

French Azilum Marker, Overlooking French Azilum on Sullivan Trail, Route 6, Between Wyalusing and Towanda, Pa. A settlement of French Royalists, who fled the French Revolution in 1793, was established in the valley directly opposite this marker. It was laid out and settled under the direction of Viscount de Noailles and Marquis Antoino Omer Talon. It was hoped that Queen Marie Antoinette might here find safety. Among many distinguished visitors to this place were Louis Phillipe, Duke of Orleans, later king of France; Prince de Talleyrand; Duke de Montpensier; and the Duke de la Rochefoucauld Liancourt. Marked by: The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Bradford County Historical Society, 1930.

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