In 1825, Prince Achille Murat, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and son of General Jochaim Murat, King of Naples, settled here with his wife, Princess Catherine Willis Murat who was the great grandniece of George Washington. Prince Murat was an attorney, county judge, and director of Tallahassee's Union Bank. The prince and princess owned three plantations: "Belle Vue", "Lipona", and "Econchotti" which were centers of social activity in the area. Here is a picture of their graves in an old downtown cemetery.
That's an interesting bit of history! Thanks! I love learning things like that — one reason why I enjoy CDP blogs so much!
Welcome to the CDP community! I hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I do. I work in a large private university in Manila, and your city sounds like my kind of place! Happy photoblogging! :D
Thanks so much for the welcome! I am really enjoying it so far. I too work for a large university--the one pictured on my blog (FSU). I have worked there for 31 years.
Thanks for showing this. My husband and I and some friends tried to find this when we attended my 50th reunion in 1958 but we were unsuccessful. I had seen it many times when I was a student so was disappointed to not be able to show it to everyone in the group. Your pictures bring back lots of fond memories!MES
Very cool, Lois! Thanks for the link!
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