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The Mouton Statue removed from downtown Lafayette

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-18 00:00:48-04

Crews removed the General Mouton Statue in downtown Lafayette before noon today.

On Saturday morning, a crane arrived at the site of the statue at 735 Jefferson Street. The crane was used to remove the statue so it can be transported to another location. That location is not yet known.

This removal comes after a settlement on Friday between the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the City of Lafayette.

Mayor-President and Evangelist were present for the event, as they blessed the ground with the Lord's prayer before removal began.

Mayor-President Joshua Guillory concluded, "Our greatest days of Lafayette are ahead of us."

A flag pole will be put up in its spot, they say, at the corner of Lee Avenue and Jefferson Street.

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