Restoration of the Commemorative Welsh Prince Madog Plaque to Mobile Bay

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We the undersigned are petitioning the Alabama Parks Department to return the commemorative plaque for the Welsh Prince Madoc (Madog) to the original spot on Mobile Bay. The plaque was erected in 1953 by the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the theory that a Welsh prince and his followers were the first Europeans to set foot on the North American continent. The plaque reads In memory of Prince Madog, a Welsh explorer, who landed on the shores of Mobile Bay in 1170 and left behind, with the Indians, the Welsh language. Plaques have been erected at the ancient port of Aber-Kerrik at Rhos-on-Sea in North Wales where Prince Madog was to have departed on his expedition. Shouldn't there be one where he was to have landed?

No real reason has been given for the removal of the plaque other than Interpretation at Fort Morgan focuses on the United States military presence on Mobile Point from the early 1800s through the end of World War II. by Site Director at Fort Morgan. We don't believe that having the plaque in the vicinity of the fort can interfere with the fort's mission as a historical site.

Our demand that the plaque be taken out of storage and returned to its original place is not unreasonable. The plaque itself is a piece of history and of interest to students of this story, which has not been disproved and may someday be proven. The plaque is of interest to anyone interested in the story of Prince Madoc, particularly those Americans of Welsh descent, of which there are millions today, and they would want to see the plaque which would be hard to do with it in storage.

We strongly urge the Alabama Parks Department to restore the plaque to its original position and to stop the apparent prejudice against Prince Madoc and the Welsh.

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    • Do what is right kind friend.
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    • South Carolina, USA
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    • Mobile Alabama, USA
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    • CARDIFF, WALES
  • JimAshworth
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  • Billy M
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    • The landing of Madog & Fort Morgan share equal rolls in history. Replace the monument.
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    • Pisgah, Al USA
  • L. S
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    • Signed in memory of Anna Welsh, who came to America after Prince Madog and would have supported the truth search
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    • Chatsworth CA, USA
  • Steve E
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    • Trefriw, Wales
  • roderick v w
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    • Please restore the Plaque. It is a genuine historical marker of great national interest, and it provides the Mobile Bay area with more possible tourist potential.
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    • Kokomo, Indiana, USA
  • Tracy S
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    • Biloxi, MIssissippi
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    • switzerland
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    • Huntsville, AL
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    • London, UK
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    • Huntsville, AL
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    • Huntsville, AL
  • Marcel M
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    • Clearwater, Florida
  • Tony W
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    • There are many in Wales who hope to visit the plaque in Mobile Bay.
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    • Cardiff, Wales, UK.
  • shani saville, born shani w
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    • beware the 3 fold lore, it will get you if you do harm
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    • Pembrokeshire South West Wales
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    • UK
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    • San Diego, CA
  • Dawn O
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    • I was so looking forward to seeing this plaque when I move to Mobile! :(
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    • FL
  • Thomas P
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    • Let the Alabamans celebrate a heritage other than warfare
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    • Milford, NY
  • stephen t
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    • heritage & history are important for the futore of all
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    • uk
  • Rachel S
  • Rachel S
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    • I was born in Mobile and moved to north Georgia (right outside of Chattanooga) 15 years ago. Yesterday, I was hiking and discovered that there is an 855 foot wall that is believed to have been built by Madoc that is located about 30 miles from my house. There is a plaque (albeit a small one) up here on Fort Mountain, Georgia commemorating a WALL. Shouldnt there also be a plaque where he landed?
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    • Dalton, Georgia, United States
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    • Decatur,AL.-USA
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    • Auburn, AL USA
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    • Babbie,Alabama
  • Sharon F
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    • Richmond, Texas, USA
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  • Richard S
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    • As history is a work in progress, we cannot ignot the importance of this legend. The future may well indeed bear irrefutable evidence to proove this legend of Prince Madoc to be correct. Would it not look poorly upon the leaders of our time if we show an unwinningness to discover that history. It would be reminiscent of the Gallileo persectution that he suffered because he did not subscribe to the conventional and "approved" knowledge of his time. With Prince Madoc and this legend, this story is a complete one. It has a logical beginning, a middle, and end, and lots of specifics. It is reinforced by peoples such as all o fthe native tribes, and Daniel Boone and John Sevier as well as Occonastota himself. What more evidence could we ever need? To keep the place plaques down is to show not that Prince Madoc did indeed land there in the 1170s. It would only seem as if the state of Alabama was involved in the suppressing of knowledge.
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    • Johnson City, TN
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    • Shelbyville, KY USA
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    • Atlanta, Ga, USA
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    • Atlanta, Ga, USA
  • Benjamin T. Riddles, I
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    • "The Truth is immortal." Restore the truth.
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    • Pensacola, Florida