27-Mile Bluff

27-Mile Bluff is the original site of Mobile, Ala., founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile. The settlement was moved in 1711 after flooding, and the site is marked today by two monuments and ongoing excavations by researchers at the University of South Alabama.

Jeff and I headed out there before dawn to photograph the area for Mobile Bay Monthly. Thanks to Lynn McCain at Dupont, who also had to head out there before dawn to meet us.

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