State joined the union on September 9, 1850 – State No 31/50

Capital: Sacramento

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* TOPIC I: 23 Lafayette outdoor sculptures, statues, busts… in 16 States □ TOPIC II: Around 100 Towns, Counties, Places named for Lafayette in 38 States Synthesis realized by Gérard Charpentier 01-01-2016

* TOPIC I: 23 Lafayette outdoor sculptures, statues, busts… in 16 States
□ TOPIC II: Around 100 Towns, Counties, Places named for Lafayette in 38 States
Synthesis realized by Gérard Charpentier 01-01-2016

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TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN CALIFORNIA

(Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places…)

Lafayette, CA

 

Lafayette Plaza Park: In 1864, Elam Brown donated this small area in the town center to the citizens of Lafayette to be used as a park. The statue is a replica of the Statue in Lafayette, LA

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TOPIC II (T2) – MANY PLACES…

Town, city, village, county, township … may refer or are named for

General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette or La Grange, “home” of Lafayette

Lafayette, CA – a City

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La Grange, CA – a community in Stanislaus County

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Lafayette Hill , CA –  a former mining settlement, Nevada County

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Lafayette Reservoir, CA – Contra Costa County

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TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…

Parks, places, sites …

Sacramento, CA – State CapitalLafayette Dr. Sacramento, CALafayette Dr.
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Alameda, CA – Lafayette St.
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Claremont, CA – Lafayette Rd.
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Chino, CA – Lafayette St.
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Colusa CA – Lafayette St.
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Fresno, CA – Lafayette Ave.
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Glendale, CA – Lafayette St.
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Los Angeles, CA
– Lafayette Rd.
– Lafayette Square
It is a historic and affluent semi-gated neighborhood of Los Angeles.

La Fayette Square sign at St. Charles placeLafayette square sign at St. Charles place
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Mountain House, CA – Lafayette St.
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Modesto, CA – Lafayette Ave.
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Newport Beach, CA – Lafayette Rd.
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Oakland, CA – Lafayette Square Park.
Located in Old Oakland. Also known simply as Lafayette Square.
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Piedmont, CA – Lafayette Ave.
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Peterborough, CA – Lafayette Ave.
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Riverside, CA – Lafayette St.
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Rosemead, CA – Lafayette Ave.
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San Francisco, CA
– Lafayette Str.
– Lafayette Park
It is owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.
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San Gabriel, CA – Lafayette St.
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San Leandro CA – Lafayette Ave.
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Santa Clara, CA
– Lafayette St.
– Lafayette Rd.
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Stockton, CA – Lafayette St.
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Vacaville, CA – Lafayette Rd.
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Ventura, CA – Lafayette St.
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Westminster, CA – Lafayette St.

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TOPIC IV (T4) –  INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …

Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

(No information found)

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TOPIC V (T5) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1765-1783)

They played a key role in the American Revolution (1765-1783)
and during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

Between 1778 and 1783,
44 177 French soldiers and sailors fought aside the “American Insurgents”,
5 040 gave their live for their independence.

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Road markers, places, objects…

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(No involvement. The State did not exist in 1765-1783)

Go to the 13 states involved :

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.

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TOPIC VI (T6) – LAFAYETTE VISIT (August 4 to December 22, 1784)

Road markers, places, objects…

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(No visit. The State did not exist in 1784)

In 1784, Lafayette visited all the 13 States of America except Georgia, where he enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome.

Go to the States visited :

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North today Maine), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia).

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TOPIC VII (T7) – LAFAYETTE’S FAREWELL TOUR (1824-1825)

Road markers, places, objects…

usa-map-1825

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1824-1825)

Go to the 24 States visited :

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (ex-Massachusetts / North part), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Plus Washington D.C.

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