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Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol
Start Date: 3/9/2016Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/9/2016End Time: 7:00 PM
Entry Description
March 9, 2016
6 PM - 7 PM
Tippecanoe County Historical Association

1001 South Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47901

General Lafayette, born the Marquis de Lafayette in Auvergne, France, was truly an American Idol in the 19th century. The proof is in the 80 counties, cities, and towns named after him as well as the streets and roads everywhere. In this program, the translator of Lafayette in American in 1824 and 1825, a first-hand account of Lafayette's Farewell Tour of America, will describe the full extent of his reputation and explore its origins. Lafayette's extraordinary reputation was based on his military record in the Revolution, his friendship with Washington, his continued support of American interests, his story-book life, and perhaps most importantly, his Farewell Tour of America when he visited all 24 states and Washington City as the last surviving major general of the Continental Army. Without the Farewell Tour, the city of Lafayette might be known as "Digbyville" today. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free admission.
Location Information:
Tippecanoe County
Contact Information:
Name: Kelly Lippie
Phone: (765) 476-8411 ext.5
Email: kelly@tippecanoehistory.org
Indiana Bicentennial Event
Entry Type:
Event
Entry Category:
  • Celebrations
  • Hoosier History
  • Kids and Families
  • Lectures and Discussions
  • IN.gov Category:
  • Government
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name
    Bicentennial Commission, Indiana

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