Bend in the Susquenhanna Near Asylym, PA
Where the French Colony Was Established
Postcard Photo Dated 1900
But the appearance probably was
the same as it had been 100 years prior when
Aristide-Aubert Dupetit-Thouars first arrived.
Postcard Auctioned on eBay November 2005
"ASYLUM: 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 Antoine 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." More information on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission webiste.
Marie Antoinette's little Pennsylvania petting zoo?