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October 20, 2005
Le Parc Du Vieux Depot Marker
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Church Point — Le Parc Du Vieux Depot
The Village of Church Point was linked to the outside world by rail on April 19, 1907 when the Opelousas, Gulf and Northeast Railroad reached this point. The arrival of the OG& NE railroad brought an influx of commerce and industry to the area, . . . — Map (db m87873) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Crowley
Founded 1886 & soon emerged as center of state's rice industry. Historic district listed on National Register of Historic Places. Significant for its impressive c.1890-c.1930 commercial area & its superb Victorian residences. — Map (db m85287) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech
On Friday October 19, 1959, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D) from Massachusetts, delivered a campaign speech in pursuit of the 1960 Democratic Party's nomination for the office of President of the United States. From the stage of the 23rd International Rice . . . — Map (db m87865) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Jacques Weil Company
Jacques Weil and brothers, Edmond and Gontran, came to Rayne from Paris in 1901 and established a mercantile business that shipped frogs to restaurants and universities across the country. The business became a landmark in the area, expanding the . . . — Map (db m68710) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Rayne Depot Square
Early Cajun settlers of Southwest Louisiana, who established Poupeville, demonstrated their courage and determination by moving businesses and homes one mile north, relocating on the site of the Louisiana Western Railroad, the first train depot . . . — Map (db m85297) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery
The site of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cemetery was determined after the new settlement of Rayne was established. Huge wooden wheels were made and the old church from the original Poupeville settlement was mounted on them and moved to this . . . — Map (db m85307) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — The Bernard Bertrand Home
In 1883, the town of Rayne was incorporated and J.D. Bernard served as its first mayor. The Bernard residence stands today as one of Rayne's few remaining early structures. Originally located on West South 1st. St., it was purchased by E.J. . . . — Map (db m85291) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Richard — Acadia Baptist Acadamy — 1917-1973
The Acadia Baptist Academy once occupied these buildings and grounds. The school was founded in 1917 by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Its purpose was to provide Christian Education and training for . . . — Map (db m89002) HM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — Sgt. Leroy Johnson
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay his life down for his friend." No more appropriate words could be used than the above in the incident relative to the death of U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Johnson of Oakdale, LA., who covered . . . — Map (db m86706) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — SSG Timothy B. Cole, Jr. — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
The people of Oakdale, Louisiana, Allen Parish, and VFW Post 3687 dedicate this memorial in honor of SST Timothy B. Cole, Jr., who sacrificed his life in Ah Sadah, Iraq, for the love of his country and fellow soldiers. Born April 26, 1979 - Died . . . — Map (db m86776) WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — Vietnam Memorial
If you love... you will be loyal...no matter what the cost 1 Corinthians 13:7 (TLB) The people of Oakdale, Louisiana dedicate this memorial in honor of our three young soldiers who gave their lives, in the Viet Nam War, for the love . . . — Map (db m86777) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Bocage Plantation
Built in 1801 by Marius Pons Bringier as wedding gift for daughter Fanny, who married Christophe Colomb, a French refugee. Remodeled by Architect James Dakin 1837. Restored by Dr. & Mrs. E.G. Kohlsdorf 1941. — Map (db m85285) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Tezcuco Plantation
Built in 1855 by Benjamin F. Tureaud, kinsman of Bringier family. Constructed of homemade red brick and Louisiana cypress. Purchased in 1888 by Dr. Julian T. Bringier. Retained by relatives until the 1940s. — Map (db m85284) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Ascension Catholic Church
This church founded August 15, 1772 by Father Angel de Revillagodos on orders of King Charles III of Spain. Cornerstone of Present church laid June 1876 by Bishop Elder of Natchez and the April 14, 1896 dedication by Archbishop Janssens of New . . . — Map (db m86048) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Bicentennial Jazz Plaza
Jazz developed at the turn of the 20th century in south Louisiana and was born from a combination of musical traditions: work songs, spirituals, blues, and ragtime. From the early days of vaudeville and minstrel shows to the formidable first years . . . — Map (db m86822) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville
Made capital of Louisiana in 1830; Legislature met from January 4 to March 16 and reconvened in 1831. In 1848 the old State House, located across from this site, was razed, and its bricks used to prevent wavewash at the bayou's mouth. — Map (db m85189) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville
Second Acadian Coast. Town founded by William Donaldson, 1806, on a farm of Pierre Landry. Began as a trading post about 1750. Home of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, of Dr. F.M. Prevost, who performed the first Caesarean section, 1824. Parish seat of . . . — Map (db m86046) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial
(left panel) "We are still anxious as we have ever been to show the world that the latent courage of the African is aroused, and that , while fighting under the American Flag, we can and will be a wall of fire and death to the enimies of . . . — Map (db m86323) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler UDC Monument
(center panel) The Finest of Texas and Arizona, Lives lost by river and bayou. We mark their graves, Remember their names: Brave Confederates who died At Fort Butler, June 28, 1863. Martha M. Boltz Virginia Division - . . . — Map (db m86049) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Francis T. Nicholls — 1834-1912
On the site directly across from this marker Francis T. Nicholls — Confederate General, Governor and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court — was born and reared. — Map (db m85191) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — St. Emma Plantation
Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1980. — Map (db m96047) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station — Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District — 1955
This facility is dedicated to the memory of Walter Lemann, Sr.(1879-1952) A citizen of Donaldsonville whose untiring efforts to restore a flow of fresh water to Bayou Lafourche continued from it's closure in 1903 until his death. It was his . . . — Map (db m86047) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — War Veterans Memorial
Panel 1 This monument dedicated in memory of all veterans who served the United States Armed Forces in defense of freedom and peace, having fought bravely against tremendous odds on land, sea and air, were no less honorable, valiant and . . . — Map (db m96911) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Abe Hawkins — ? - 1867
Once enslaved at Ashland Plantation, became noted 19th century African American jockey. Rode the horse Lecompte to victory over Lexington in 1854 in New Orleans. Inducted into the Louisiana Racing Museum Hall of Fame in 1997. — Map (db m84995) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Ashland
Plantation home of Duncan Farrar Kenner, 1813-1887; statesman, lawyer, planter and Confederate minister to France and England in 1864. Home also known as Belle Helene. — Map (db m96048) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Modeste — Gaudin Home Place — At Philadelphia Point
Site of the plantation of the Jean Baptiste Gaudin Family from 1830 to 1874. Gaudin, a native of St. James Parish, established Gaudin Home Place from several small farms. He grew cotton then sugarcane. In time he would own over 1000 arpents . . . — Map (db m87261) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Galveztown
Old Spanish town at junction of Amite River and Bayou Manchac. Settled by Anglo-Americans, 1776-78, seeking Spanish refuge from American Revolution and by Canary Islanders (Islenos). Named for Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez. Town was abandoned . . . — Map (db m85246) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Prairieville Cemetery
The site of this cemetery, being one of the highest spots in east Ascension Parish, was used to bury those who died during crevasses. About the year 1785, Joseph Dupuy donated it as a non-sectarian cemetery, including slaves and Indians. Joseph . . . — Map (db m86105) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds
(side 1) The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. The APNFA, Inc. was established September 22, 1950 by concerned citizens in the Prairieville area. The Association assisted and encouraged the advancement of farming, . . . — Map (db m85750) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Grand Bayou
"Where we love is home— home that our feet may leave but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes Founded by Gustave Joseph De La Barre Circa 1900 — Map (db m85518) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Israel Baptist School — (1872-1942)
In 1872, Reverend Osborne Dickerson and the First Israel B. C. congregation organized the Baptist Church School on this site to provide formal education for African American children. In 1877, Assumption Parish School Board's minutes showed that the . . . — Map (db m86041) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Valenzuela Dans La Fourche
Founded under Spanish rule c. 1778 by Canary Islanders, later joined by Acadians and others. Post believed to have been on site of "Belle Alliance Plantation," 841 acre grant to Don Juan Vives, early Spanish physician, officer in the Galvez . . . — Map (db m86034) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Labadieville — Battle Of Georgia Landing — October 27, 1862
First major battle fought along Bayou Lafourche during the War Between the States. Marching from Donaldsonville Union forces under General Weitzel (8th NH, 12th & 13th CT) attacked General Mouton (Ralston's Battery, 24th & 18th LA and the Terrebonne . . . — Map (db m85249) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Assumption Parish World War II Memorial
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Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Assumption Parish WWII Memorial
Assumption Parish dedicates this memorial to the memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country World War II 1941-1945 Clifton Ambrose Tuite H. Ambrose Joycee C. Amos Roland P. Aucoin Charles . . . — Map (db m88363) WM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Christ Episcopal Church
Site of Elm Hall Plantation donated by Dr. E. E. Kittredge. Congregation organized and church constructed in 1853. Frank Willis, Architect. Consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas K. Polk in 1854. W.W. Pugh, Warden, 1853-1905. — Map (db m87901) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Great War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Assumption Parish in honor of her sons who served their country in the Great War for the preservation of democracy and in loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for the triumph of the free peoples of the . . . — Map (db m88268) WM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Madewood Plantation House
The first major building designed by noted architect Henry Howard. Construction of this Greek Revival mansion was begun in 1846, using materials from the land. Steamboats carried trade to Madewood on Bayou Lafourche. — Map (db m87862) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Napoleonville
Nommee en l'hommeur de l'Empereur Napoleon ler, la ville est sur une ancienne voie de communication, 1730-1770, empruntee par les Francais puis par les Acadiens, pour aller de St-James jusqu'au port des Attakapas, sur le lac Verret. Ce lac . . . — Map (db m87863) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Pierre Part — Virgin Island
Commemorates The Blessed Virgin who the people of Pierre Part believe intervened to save lives in natural disasters from 1882-1976. Restored by the citizens during the Bicentennial Year 1976. — Map (db m85754) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Bunkie — Veterans Memorial
"Freedom Is Not Free, We Paid An Awful Price For It..." Ray Davis, Lt. Col. USMC. Medal Of Honor, Korea — Map (db m97457) WM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Cottonport — The Historic Oaks of Cottonport
The history of Cottonport began about 1823 when Joseph Ducote II married Marguerite Bordelon. On the bank of Bayou Rouge he cleared a cane brake, built a house, & planted these oak trees. About 1835 he donated some of his property for a road & a one . . . — Map (db m97459) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Evergreen — Evergreen
Site of Evergreen Home Institute (1856); Henry Clay Kemper, 1st headmaster. Later became Evergreen College; then Evergreen High School in 1904. These schools had a note-worthy influence on education in Avoyelles and Louisiana. — Map (db m97455) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Battle of Mansura
English Side Confederate forces under General Dick Taylor here formed battle line May 16, 1864, barring passage of General Banks retreating Union Army. The Battle of Mansura ended in withdrawal of Confederates. French Side Bataille . . . — Map (db m97558) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Desfossι House
Desfossι House Dr. Jules Charles Desfossι, second mayor of Mansure, acquired this c. 1790 house and rebuilt is c. 1850. This Louisiana French Colonial style dwelling was the 1st structure in Avoyelles Parish listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m97774) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Mansura
Incorporated 1860. Long recognized for its culinary artistry in the preparation of Cochon de Lait. The 1960 Louisiana Legislature officially designated Mansura "La Capitale de Cochon de Lait" in honor of its Centennial year. — Map (db m97596) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Auguste Voinche Store — c. 1843
Oldest commercial building site remaining in city. Built by Voinche, native of Paris, France. Later Victorian upper structure on only underground basement in city. Basement used to hide cotton from Union troops during Civil War. — Map (db m98022) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Dupuis-Mims Home — c. 1921
Arts and Crafts style home built by Forest Dupuis, merchant and undertaker. Located on the grounds were a mortuary, "filling station", dance hall, and garages to house a horse-drawn hearse and family vehicle. — Map (db m97845) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Fort De Russy
Fort De Russy, four miles north, potent Confederate stronghold defending lower Red River valley, yielded to land attack of General A. J. Smith's Union Army on March 14, 1864. Lower Plaque Dedicated June 13, 1954 By the Central . . . — Map (db m97846) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — German Prisoner of War Camp — 1944-45
German prisoners of war were housed in tents in a barbed wire enclosure during the last years of World War II. They assisted in the maintaining of levees and harvesting of crops, and were expatriated after the war. — Map (db m97649) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Hypolite Bordelon House
This c. 1820 Creole house is typical of the dwellings of early Avoyelles Parish families. The Bordelon family, who built the house, was one of the parish's pioneer families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. — Map (db m97631) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin
Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Our Mission is to conserve, restore, enhance the natural habitat and give all people the opportunity to enjoy the Atchafalaya experience. The Atchafalaya Basin is, simply put, an asset to the southeastern US . . . — Map (db m97848) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marc Eliche — 1809
Traveling through the prairie that is now Avoyelles, had a breakdown on his wagon. He stayed, the trading post he established became the city of MARKSVILLE — Map (db m97469) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Baptist Church
First organized in 1896 at the corner of Waddil and Lee Sts. by Rev. C. R. Dellapine. Later moved to corner of Monroe and Ogden Sts., and to this location in 1947. — Map (db m98179) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
Marksville is a ceremonial center with two earthen ridges enclosing seven mounds. Indians built these earthworks between 100 BC and AD 400. During that time, the site covered 200 acres and included other earthworks that are now destroyed. The . . . — Map (db m97726) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Race Track Site — c. 1890-1920
Marksvillians enjoyed horse racing on a hard earth track located on this site. A wood grandstand existed for visitor seating. Begun by Dr. Aristide Barbin who also organized a baseball field and golf course in this area. Dr. Barbin played on the . . . — Map (db m97641) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Poste Des Avoyelles
A Spanish military post was established c.1780 in Marksville by Carlos de Grandprι, Civil Lieutenant Governor of the Red and Ouachita River Settlements to protect the Avoyel Indians from the encroachment of white settlers on Indian lands and to . . . — Map (db m97870) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Presentation Convent Chapel — c. 1855
Originally located in Hydropolis (Cocoville). Served as the chapel for the Daughters of the Cross and students at Presentation Academy. Later moved after the Civil War to Marksville and attached to the first St. Joseph Church. Moved to the grounds . . . — Map (db m97771) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — St. Joseph Catholic Church
Founded by Rev. Fr. Jules Janeau in 1869 with worship in a Gothic frame Church. Replaced in 1926 by Msgr. Henry Van de Putten with this Romanesque structure designed by W. T. Nolan. — Map (db m98023) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — The First Bowie Knife
Renzin P. Bowie, brother of Alamo hero James Bowie, wrote, " The first Bowie knife was made by myself in the Parish of Avoyelles." With this knife James killed Norris Wright in the famous Sandbar Fight near Natchez, Miss., Sept. 19, 1827. — Map (db m98048) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation — c. 1790
Lands granted to the Tunica tribe by the Spanish government comprise part of the present reservation. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe is a fusion of the Tunica, Biloxi, Ofo, and Avoyel peoples. — Map (db m97810) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — William Edwards Plantation Home Site — c.1832
A two and one half story Greek Revival frame structure with upper and lower galleries stood here. Built by Edwards on land purchased from Marc Eliche'. Later owned by Judge Aristide Barbin. — Map (db m98055) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — For God and Country — 1917-1918 1941-1945
In grateful tribute to all who served our Country and in loving memory of our war dead Carlton Alexander Medric Armand Elmo Coco Alton Couvillion Horace Dupas Louis L. Lacour Earl Lemoine Euclide Lemoine Roy Lemoine Bernard Mayeux Hubert . . . — Map (db m98086) WM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — Moreauville
Site of the organization of the first Corn Club, forerunner of the 4-H clubs, in Louisiana. Organized on Feb. 8, 1908. by V.L. Roy, Avoyelles School Superintendent. Two hundred fifty boys attended first meeting. — Map (db m98024) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Simmesport — Battle Of Yellow Bayou
Also known as Norwood's Plantation, fought on May 18, 1864. Last battle of Banks' Red River Campaign. General Richard Taylor's Confederate army failed to prevent Union army crossing Atchafalaya River at Simmesport. — Map (db m97437) HM
Louisiana (Bienville Parish), Gibsland — Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
This site May 23, 1934 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed by law enforcement officials Erected by Bienville Parish Police Jury — Map (db m66943) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Belcher Mound — Historic Site
A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned . . . — Map (db m87132) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Belcher Presbyterian Church — Historic Site
Belcher Presbyterian Church was organized on July 18, 1897, as the Red River Presbyterian Church. The congregation met in a vacant store building on Rush Point Plantation where services were held until 1900, when a one room frame building was . . . — Map (db m87130) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Cedar Bluff Ferry — Historic Site
Cedar Bluff Ferry was one of the ferries on the Red River between Bossier and Caddo Parishes in the 19th and early 20th century. It operated until the early 1950s when a bridge was built to the north for Highway 2. It ran from Cedar Bluff in Bossier . . . — Map (db m87160) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — First State Bank of Belcher — Historic Site
The First State bank of Belcher was organized in 1913. The present brick building was designed by the architect Edward F. Neild of Shreveport and built in 1924. The First State Bank later became Caddo Trust & Savings Bank the Belcher Masonic Lodge . . . — Map (db m87128) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton — Historic Site
During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored . . . — Map (db m87133) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Lynn Plantation — Historic Site
The plantation was established in 1914 by James Wiley Lynn with the purchase of property from the Cavett family. The plantation home, the cotton gin and the blacksmith shop were built by Mr. Lynn in 1928. The renovated dogtrot style home, the barn . . . — Map (db m87159) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — The Ruben V. Glassell House
The original house was built in 1899 by Ruben V. Glassell, a planter, and his wife Vivian. It faced west and had a center hall in the dogtrot style. Around 1910 interior columns and porches on the south and east sides were added, and the south side . . . — Map (db m87129) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Oil City — First Over Water Oil Well
The world’s first over water oil well was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911. The Ferry Lake No. 1 was erected by Gulf Refining Co. The well bottomed at 2,185 feet and produced 450 barrels per day. — Map (db m87158) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Oil City — Oil City
In the early 1900's this was a small logging community known as Ananies. In 1906, the first discovery oil well in the field, the Savage No. 1, was brought in. Around 1908 the name of the town was changed to Oil City, by 1910 the population had . . . — Map (db m87161) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Sicily Island — Peck Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
The Peck Mounds site has 5 mounds built along the bluff above Lake Louie. Only 4 mounds are visible today. The largest is platform shaped and measures 18 feet tall and 165 by 180 feet at the base. The smaller 3 are domed shaped and average only 4 . . . — Map (db m87166) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Sicily Island — Peck Village — Ancient Mounds Trail
Peck Village is a village and mound site where Indians lived between 100 BC and AD 1200. Archaeologist James A. Ford excavated here in 1933. He used a method called seriation to study the changes in pottery decoration through time. Based on pottery . . . — Map (db m87165) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — 107 — The Blues Trail: Mississipi to Louisiana
Louisiana and Mississippi have long shared a close musical relationship. One of the most important musical paths was that between Natchez and Ferriday, where African American entrepreneur Will Haney operated Haney’s Big House for several decades. . . . — Map (db m79555) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Frogmore — Frogmore Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Frogmore is an Indian mound and village site that dates to about AD 700-1200. The mound is rectangular and was built in two separate episodes. It is 14 feet high, 157 by 190 feet at the base, and 60 by 72 feet at the summit. The mound was built . . . — Map (db m10581) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Natchez
Here passed, in 1543, De Soto’s men under Moscoso. In 1682 La Salle and De Tonti here visited the Natchez Indians. In 1716 Bienville here built Fort Rosalie and established a French settlement. In 1763 the fort was ceded to the English and renamed . . . — Map (db m87168) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Relocation of Vidalia — 1938–1939
"Vidalia, a City on the Move!" is the slogan which has, in recent years, signified a progressive town surging ever forward. But, in 1938, it meant something entirely different to Vidalians as they literally moved their town from the banks of the . . . — Map (db m10582) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station — 1990
In 1990, construction of the largest prefabricated power plant in the world, the Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station, was completed 40 miles south of Vidalia. It was the vision of Mayor Sidney A. Murray, Jr. to harness the power of the . . . — Map (db m10583) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge), Baton Rouge — Beauregard Town — Established in 1806
Beauregard Town founder Elias Toutant Beauregard was a retired military officer from New Orleans who became fascinated by neighborhood development. After buying a large parcel of land in Baton Rouge, Beauregard envisioned a community that would . . . — Map (db m98177) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baker — Town Of Baker
Baker was one of the original stations on the Mississippi Valley Railroad in 1884, and a post office was established here in 1888. Much of the town is on the site of the former Baker Plantation owned by Josephus Baker between 1845 and 1851. Good . . . — Map (db m91989) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge
To honor and commemorate the men who fought in the Battle of Baton Rouge in the War of the American Revolution September 1779 Which was the only battle of this war fought outside of the original Thirteen Colonies. Placed by the Baton . . . — Map (db m87447) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1991 National Champions — Tigers
LSU captured their first national championship in 1991 with a record-setting performance at the College World Series. The Tigers, who defeated Wichita State, 6-3, in the title game, established CWS marks for home runs (nine), runs per game (12), . . . — Map (db m97632) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1993 National Champions — Tigers
LSU won its second NCAA title in three years with an 8-0 victory over Wichita State in the College World Series final. Freshman right-hander Brett Laxton established a CWS championship-game record with 16 strikeouts in the contest. The 1993 . . . — Map (db m97730) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1996 National Champions — Tigers
Second baseman Warren Morris belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 9-8 College World Series title game win over Miami (Fla). Morris' dramatic dinger was his only home run of the season, as he had . . . — Map (db m97772) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1997 National Champions — Tigers
LSU claimed its fourth NCAA title as the Tigers overwhelmed Alabama,13-6, in the College World Series final. LSU became the first school to win back-to-back national championships since Stanford in 1987-88. The Tigers completed the year with a 57-13 . . . — Map (db m97855) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2000 National Champions — Tigers
The 2000 Tigers recorded a 52-17 mark, including a perfect 13-0 post-season record. LSU won the SEC tournament with four straight wins, and the Tigers raced to a 9-0 mark in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers captured the national title with a . . . — Map (db m97871) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2009 National Champions — Tigers
The 2009 Tigers claimed LSU's sixth College world Series title, posting a 56-17 overall record, including a 10-1 mark in NCAA Tournament competition. The '09 season was a magnificent year that began with LSU ranked No. 1 in the polls and ended . . . — Map (db m98049) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — A-7E Corsair II
Wingspan ...........38 Feet 9 Inches Length .........46 Feet 15 Inches Height .......... 16 Feet 2 Inches Empty Weight .......... 19,127 Pounds Maxium Weight .........42,000 Pounds Powerplant......... One 15,000 lbst Allison TF41-a-2 Turbofan . . . — Map (db m96567) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Alvin Batiste — 1932-2007
Considered one of the founders of the modern jazz scene, Alvin Batiste was an avant garde jazz clarinetist and educator. He shared his wisdom and musicianship with numerous students through the Batiste Jazz Institute at Southern University in Baton . . . — Map (db m96601) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Arsenal Museum
This building, erected c. 1835 as a powder magazine for a U.S. Army Post and Arsenal which used this area from 1810-1885, except in 1861-1862 when held by the Confederacy. In 1962 this building was restored and the museum established. — Map (db m87370) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge
Capitale de L'etat. Nommee par Iberville en 1699 d'apres le nom indien Iti Humma ou "Baton Rouge". Village fonde en 1721. Passe sous le controle des Anglais de 1763 a 1779 et des Espagnols de 1779 a 1810. Il faisait partie de la Republique de la . . . — Map (db m85652) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge Confederate Monument
Erected by the men and women of East and West Baton Rouge to perpetuate the heroism and patriotic devotion of the noble soldiers from the two parishes who wore the gray and crossed the river with their immortal leaders to rest under the shade of the . . . — Map (db m92984) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge High School — Founded 1880
1880-1900 200 St. Louis St. 1900-1912 900 Convention St. 1912-1927 1100 Florida St. 1927-Present 2825 Government St. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places -1986. Presented by B.R.H.S. Alumni Association Founded . . . — Map (db m88562) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862
On August 3, 1862, Confederate troops from Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana under General John C. Breckinridge attacked from the east in an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge Union forces holding the city. Casualties were . . . — Map (db m85663) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bayou Manchac — (Iberville River)
It marked the boundary between areas possessed by Great Britain and Spain 1763-1779, and Spain and the United States 1803-1810. — Map (db m85830) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Beauregard Town
In 1806 Elias Beauregard commissioned Ira C. Kneeland to subdivide his plantation and sold lots at public auction. Baton Rouge's first large real estate project, bounded by North, South and East Boulevards and the river, was centered around a . . . — Map (db m85064) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ben McDonald — College Baseball Hall of Fame
A right-handed pitcher from Denham Springs, LA., Ben McDonald capped a magnificent 1989 season by receiving the Golden Spikes Award, given by the United States Baseball Federation to the nation's most outstanding amateur player. McDonald, the . . . — Map (db m97773) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Benjamin Parker Thomas — 1782-1835
On Sept. 24, 1810, a group of West Floridians on horseback, led by Gen. Philemon Thomas and his military aide, Col. Benj. Parker Thomas, seized the old Baton Rouge Fort, ending 30 yrs. of Spanish control of West Florida. The General's daughter . . . — Map (db m92751) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
The area around the swamp was settled over 200 years ago. This 101 acre Louisiana swamp and surrounding highland terrace escarpment is preserved for education and recreation. — Map (db m97685) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Campanile — 1926 1976
"Erected as an enduring monument to memorialize Louisiana's sons and daughters who died in World War 1. The memorial was funded and dedicated April 30, 1926 by General John R. McQuigg, National Commander of the American Legion" — Map (db m89333) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 5 — Capitol Building
In 1931, when Governor Huey Long commissioned America's tallest state capitol, he probably never guessed he'd be assassinated inside it four years later. Note how the structure's friezes, marble-work and statuary are as elaborate as the political . . . — Map (db m88738) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779
This plaque depicts the surrender of the British fort at Baton Rouge, by Lt. Colonel Alexander Dickson to Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana, on September 21, 1779. Also surrendered were all other British posts along the Lower . . . — Map (db m85222) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ceremonial Indian Mound
One of a group of mounds probably constructed about A.D. 1000 during the Cole Creek culture period. Surrounded by a large village area, such mounds served as foundations for sacred buildings and as platforms for the chief to address the tribesmen. . . . — Map (db m87446) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Chellis "Mike" Chambers — Athletic Trainer — LSU Tigers 1936
He was largely responsible for the idea and fund raising for a live mascot for LSU. The student body, when asked to name the new tiger chanted the name "MIKE!" Tiger Mike Mascot LSU Tigers Mike is a Bengal Tiger. He stands 7 feet tall, . . . — Map (db m93974) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Battle
Colonel Henry Watkins Allen, later governor of Confederate Louisiana, was severely wounded near here in the Battle Of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862. He fell while leading his Louisiana brigade against the Indiana battery in position on Government near . . . — Map (db m86585) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge — 1862
On August 5, 1862, Confederate Divisions of Generals Charles C. Clark and Donald Ruggles under General John C. Breckinridge attacked Federal forces of General Thomas Williams among the tent camps of the 21st Indiana and 7th Vermont Regiments. . . . — Map (db m43075) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Louisiana by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive . . . — Map (db m87218) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Delta Zeta Sorority
Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in 1902. The second oldest sorority on campus, the Sigma chapter was the first established in the South on November 30, 1917. Find within the walls of this home a sisterhood inspired by . . . — Map (db m95025) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dog-Trot House — 1863
Known as the Neal Family Home, this House was originally located in Gardner, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed of hewn pine logs. Building began in 1863, but was not completed until the late 1860's. This house consists of two rooms . . . — Map (db m92485) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dutch Highlands — 1784-c.1880
Ben Hur Road to Seigan Lane first area settled under Spain by Germans, upon signing of treaty by England and Spain. Where road began. Georg Kleinpeter site, original claimant. Leader in agriculture who grew sugar cane with success, first time on . . . — Map (db m94075) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eddy Furniss — College Baseball Hall of Fame
A first baseman from Nacogdoches, Texas, Eddy Furniss culminated a sterling four-year LSU career by receiving the 1998 Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's most outstanding player. Furniss, a 2007 inductee into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, . . . — Map (db m97874) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — First Air Mail Flight
The first official air mail flight between cities in the United States landed on the LSU athletic field April 10, 1912. After taking off from the City Park Race Course in New Orleans, aviator George Mestache flew a monoplane with a 32-pound pouch of . . . — Map (db m87473) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — First United Methodist Church
Methodist preachers, known as "circuit riders", began ministering in the Baton Rouge area in the 1820's. The Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated in 1834, Rec. Charles K. Marshall, Pastor. The congregation built their first church near the . . . — Map (db m87270) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of England — 1765-1779
Baton Rouge was situated within the territory which Great Britain received from France at the end of the Seven Years' War. With the creation of the governments of West and East Florida, the former French settlement on the Mississippi became a part . . . — Map (db m91063) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag Of France — 1699-1765
Although Spanish explorers probably saw the Baton Rouge bluffs from the river before Iberville landed here in 1699, Spain did not colonize the area. It became a France possession in 1682 when LaSalle claimed all the land drained by the Mississippi . . . — Map (db m91058) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of Spain — 1779-1810
Spanish troops commanded by Bernardo De Galvez captured the British fort at Baton Rouge on September 21, 1779. Although the historic Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon was the first Spanish flag to fly over the fort in 1785, the national flag . . . — Map (db m91826) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of the Confederate States of America — March 21, 1861 - May 9, 1862
Louisiana seceded from the Union January 26, 1861, and a blue pelican flag replaced the U.S. flag. The National Flag of Louisiana, adopted February 12, 1861, became the second state flag until Louisiana joined the Confederacy March 21, there were . . . — Map (db m91827) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of the State of Louisiana — Adopted 1912
The first usage of the Pelican Flag as emblematic of Louisiana in unknown, but references to flags with a pelican design were made long before the Civil War. The flag was officially adopted by the State Legislature July 1, 1912. On the flag appears . . . — Map (db m91068) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of West Florida — September 23 - December 10, 1810
Under authority of the West Florida Convention, troops commanded by Philemon Thomas captured the Spanish fort and Governor at Baton Rouge September 23, 1810. The independent Republic of West Florida was established and it's blue flag with a white . . . — Map (db m91066) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Former Governor's Mansion
Completed in 1930, this mansion was first occupied by Governor Huey P. Long. It was the official residence of successive Louisiana governors until Governor Jimmie H. Davis moved into the new mansion near the Capitol in 1962. From 1887 to . . . — Map (db m88299) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2 — Fort San Carlos
Boom, boom, boom! Cannon fired all day across these grounds on September 21st, 1779, until the British flag finally came down. The Spanish victor's troops included African-Americans, Native-Americans, and French-Acadian refugees, in this, the . . . — Map (db m87540) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fort San Carlos
Here on a bluff of the river stood the old star-shaped Spanish fort from which the West Florida parishes were governed in Spanish colonial days 1779-1810. It was captured by the forces of the West Florida Republic led by Philemon Thomas, Sept 23, . . . — Map (db m87822) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fort Sumter Saloon
According to local tradition, Charles Weick named his newly purchased saloon the day after Fort Sumter was fired on, 1861, and put the cannon out front for atmosphere. It was one of the city's most popular saloons until prohibition. — Map (db m88273) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Garig
This was in 1794-1825 the 800 arpent plantation of George Garig, a German settler from Maryland, "a resident of well nown[sic] honesty and one of the most skillful builders of cotton gins and presses in this territory." Because families . . . — Map (db m92852) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Germain Bergeron House — Built Prior to 1805
The Jean Charles Germain Bergeron House, one of the oldest surviving Acadian dwellings in Louisiana, was moved to the Rural Life Museum in 2005 from the east bank of Bayou Lafourche, three miles from Labadieville in Lafourche Parish. The . . . — Map (db m92483) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Gras-Devall Plaza
These four corners were dedicated for public use in 1809 by Antonio Gras and Edith and Richard Devall. A market was to be in the center, and the corners were used for hitching horses and wagons. — Map (db m87869) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Highland Cemetery
In use since 1815. Interred here, among others, are Armand Allard Duplantier, Sr. (1753-1827), French officer who served with Lafayette in the American Revolution; his wife, Constance Rochon Joyce (1766-1841); and Pierre Joseph Favrot (1749-1824), . . . — Map (db m86928) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Highland Cemetery
Oldest surviving cemetery in Baton Rouge. Dedicated by George Garig as a burial ground in 1813 and deeded to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in 1819. This cemetery holds the remains of American Revolutionary War soldiers Armand Duplantier and . . . — Map (db m92878) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 8 — Huey Long Grave
Public service commissioner, then governor, finally U.S. senator, Huey Pierce Long went from obscure upstate lawyer to flamboyant national figure. Along the way, he built a political dynasty—as well as roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. . . . — Map (db m87430) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — In Honor of George Washington — The Father Of Our Country
Unanimously elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (1775-1783) President of the Constitutional Convention (1787) President of the United States of America (1789-1797) A gift to the people of Louisiana by The Louisiana . . . — Map (db m88304) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jim Taylor — Fullback
Louisiana State University, 1956-57 Green Bay Packers, 1958-66 New Orleans Saints, 1967 After starring at Baton Rouge High School and earning All-American honors at LSU, Jim Taylor became one of the greatest players in Green Bay Packer . . . — Map (db m95925) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2/6 — John Archer LeJeune — Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps — 1867-1942
During his more than forty years of service with the Marine Corps, John A. Lejeune participated in campaigns in Panama, Cuba, Mexico, France and Germany. He led the famed 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Force, during World War I with valor and . . . — Map (db m88608) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — John Baptiste Kleinpeter — 1797-1861
Corporal, Capt. Thomas Co., LA. Militia, War of 1812. Son of George Kleinpeter who was first to successfully grow sugarcane on these highlands; grandson of Johann George Kleinpeter, the original German settler of 1784, builder of first steam sugar . . . — Map (db m92837) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Johnny Rivers — B.1942
One of the biggest pop stars of the '60s, Johnny Rivers reeled off a lengthy series of rock favorites such as "Poor Side of Town," "Secret Agent Man," and "Maybelline." While still a student of Baton Rouge High School, he formed the band Johnny and . . . — Map (db m96568) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Korean War Memorial
(Side 1) Korean War 1950 - 1953 Freedon Is Not Free (Side 2) The Korean War June 25, 1950 July 27, 1953 Erected by those who served in honor of the more than 34,000 Americans who made the supreme sacrifice. . . . — Map (db m96845) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Lafayette Building
One of the earliest remaining architecturally significant buildings in the city. Originally the residence of Judge Charles Tessier, first Probate Judge of East Baton Rouge Parish, who acquired the property in the early 1800's through the claim of . . . — Map (db m88281) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Land Grant College / Sea Grant College
(plaque 1) Land Grant College Congress, through the Morrill Act of of 1862, donated 210,000 acres of public land to Louisiana to provide a college "For the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts." The land and underlying . . . — Map (db m91023) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State Capitol
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone
This stone came from the foundation of the first building erected for the university, then called the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning located near Alexandria, LA. This building was constructed in 1859 and was occupied by the seminary from . . . — Map (db m91016) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College began as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, opening its door for the first session on January 2, 1860 at Pineville, LA. William Tecumseh Sherman was . . . — Map (db m91003) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana Vietnam War Memorial
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana's Old State Capitol — North Boulevard at Lafayette
Its architectural style has been both celebrated and criticized, but there's no disputing Louisiana's Old State Capitol is one of the nation's most distinct public buildings. Renowned architect James Dakin chose the building's Gothic Revival design. . . . — Map (db m96602) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — LSU Campus Mounds
Hunter-gatherers built these two mounds 5,000 years ago. Part of the oldest earthen-mound complex in North America,they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1999. They are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and . . . — Map (db m87223) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 10 — LSU Former Campus
In 1885, Louisiana State University moved from Mid-State city of Alexandria to this site, taking over the decommissioned Baton Rouge Arsenal. Nicknamed the "Old War Skule" on these grounds LSU saw its first intercollegiate football game, regular . . . — Map (db m87429) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Magnolia Cemetery
In 1852 the town of Baton Rouge bought this property for a cemetery. On these grounds, August 5, 1862, the major action of the Battle of Baton Rouge took place. Louisiana novelist Lyle Saxon is among prominent Louisianians buried here. — Map (db m87227) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — March Of Galvez
Not far from here is the route taken from Manchac to Baton Rouge by the forces of Bernardo de Galvez in Sept. 1779 in their historic ouster of the British from this territory and the beginning of 30 yrs. of Spanish Domination, 1779-1809. Buried here . . . — Map (db m92836) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marcha De Galvez
Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernard de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. . . . — Map (db m85223) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Merci Train
The Louisiana box car of the Merci Train from France expressing the gratitude of that nation presented by Consul General Lionel Vasse to Governor Earl K. Long on February 22, 1949, in appreciation of the generosity of the American . . . — Map (db m92828) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mestrovic Court
Ivan Mestrovic was the most prominent figure among Yugoslav sculptures of the current century, and he has a special niche in his country's history of art. The creative activity of this prolific artist won a name for him throughout the world. He . . . — Map (db m91045) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Morgan House Site
On this site stood the home of Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909) who wrote A Confederate Girl's Diary, which has become a Civil War classic. The diary depicts the occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces. — Map (db m92412) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — National Cemetery
Federal soldiers killed in the Battle of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862, were buried on this site which became a National Cemetery in 1867. Among soldiers buried here is General Philemon Thomas, remembered for his attack on the Spanish fort at Baton . . . — Map (db m87226) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail — circa 1850
The Oak Ridge Jail is believed to be the only surviving pre Civil War wooden jail in Louisiana. The parish sheriff used it to lock up any criminals, whether free or slave. It is of plank construction with no corner posts or framing materials. The . . . — Map (db m88285) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 7 — Old Arsenal
This 1835 building's 4½ foot thick walls were designed to protect gunpowder stored inside—and help contain the explosion if that protection failed. It was part of an army post that covered these grounds from 1810 to 1885. The Civil War . . . — Map (db m87445) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old Arsenal Museum — Ka-Boom
From 1810 to 1888, the area around the State Capitol was an extensive U.S. Army arsenal and supply depot. Today, the last remaining arsenal is a museum that features replicas of powder-filled casks, as well as interpretive information about 19th . . . — Map (db m98054) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old Post Office
An excellent architectural example of Renaissance Eclecticism, this building was erected in 1894 as the U.S. Post Office. Renovated in 1935 it served as City Hall until 1955, when it was leased and remodeled by a private men's club. — Map (db m87789) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old State Capitol — 1850-1862, 1882-1932
This Gothic Revival structure was designed by James Harrison Dankin. The Louisiana Secession Ordinance was adopted here in 1861. The interior was burned in December 1862 while the building was occupied by Federal troops. Reconstructed by William . . . — Map (db m87892) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ole War Skule — 1886 - 1925
Site of the Louisiana State University 1886 - 1925 This marker erected by the last generation of the Cadets of the 'Ole War Skule' To honor the men and women who attended or served Louisiana State University while on these . . . — Map (db m85698) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Oliver Pollock
Commemorating Oliver Pollock, American Patriot and his nine fellow Americans in the March De Galvez Oliver Pollock Representative of the Continential Congress in Spanish Louisiana Agent of the Colony of Virginia and financier of that . . . — Map (db m86603) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge
Incorporated January 25, 1834, the church was built on this site in 1836, Charles K. Marshall, Pastor. Enlarged under the leadership of the Reverend William E. M. Linfield in 1860, it was used until March 28, 1926, when the congregation moved to a . . . — Map (db m88303) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church
Organized May 27, 1827, after twelve years of missionary work by the Presbytery of Mississippi, John Dorrance first minister. Sanctuary dedicated in 1829. Rebuilt in 1854 on the same site and used until 1926 when new building was erected on the . . . — Map (db m85342) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site/Donors of Land
Original Site On February 1, 1968, the donation of 20 acres to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana was received and ground broken on this site by the Rt. Rev. Iveson B. Noland for the construction of Episcopal High School. Donors of . . . — Map (db m97659) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 4 — Pentagon Barracks
Begun in 1819, construction dragged on for five years because of epidemic yellow fever. It's fifth building (hence the name "pentagon") soon collapsed into a pile of bricks. But the remaining structures survived both civil war bombardment and nearly . . . — Map (db m87472) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pentagon Barracks — A Four-Sided Pentagon
In 1825, four military barracks were built to support the U.S. Army arsenal that occupied much of today's Capitol Park. A fifth barrack that completed the pentagon arrangement was built so poorly it was demolished shortly after construction. . . . — Map (db m96740) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pentagon Buildings
Constructed 1819-1822 to house U.S. troops. Used as a garrison from 1822-1877 except from 1861-1862 when held by Confederates. From 1886-1925 these buildings and grounds were the site of Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85704) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback
In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S.history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, . . . — Map (db m85026) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pigeonnier — (Dovecote) — Circa 1890
Pigeonniers were built to house pigeons, a valuable source of food and fertilizer. French colonists brought the tradition of the pigeonnier from their native country, where it is considered a status symbol. In Louisiana, plantation owners placed . . . — Map (db m88530)
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Piρo House
Little cottage typical of the wood frame residences of early Spanish Town. Originally, the house was one room deep with galleries, front and rear. The original lot, 160 feet wide and extending from North Street to Spanish Town Road was purchased by . . . — Map (db m87282) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Potts House
Built in the Classic Revival Style between 1846 and 1850 by Nelson Potts, Master Brick Mason, as an example of his craft as well as his home. Potts was one of the major builders of Baton Rouge during the mid-19th century. — Map (db m87278) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Repentance Fountain
During the Spanish domination of Baton Rouge, Repentance Street ran through this area. It was so named because convicted criminals walked along it on their way to receive sentencing at the Commandant's house where the old State Capitol now stands. — Map (db m89001) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Riverfront Plaza — 1984
Located on the first high bluffs rising above the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge derives its name from the French explorer d'Iberville's 1699 description of a red stick or pole dividing the hunting grounds of the Bayou Goula and Houmas Indians. The . . . — Map (db m85944) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — School For The Deaf
Site of the Baton Rouge College 1838-44, and the Louisiana Institute for the Deaf and Blind 1852-72. A five-story brick building completed in 1858 was used as a general hospital during the Union occupation of the city. It housed the Louisiana State . . . — Map (db m96680) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Scott's Bluff
This bluff is believed to have been named for Dr. William Bernard Scott, who bought the property from Lelia Skipwith in 1839. She was the daughter of Fulwar Skipwith, governor of the 1810 West Florida republic and widow of Thomas Bolling Robertson, . . . — Map (db m85027) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Site of Early Gunsmith Shop — (1836-1860)
Here stood the home and shop of Captain Daniel Searles, one of Baton Rouge's early gunsmiths and knife makers. Searles was a maker of the famed Bowie knife. His name is engraved on a knife made for Rezin Pleasant Bowie for presentation to a . . . — Map (db m87868) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Site of Spanish Battery, 1779
Behind an orchard on a mound near this site artillerymen under Spanish Governor Bernardo Galvez placed a battery of six cannon and on September 21, 1779, after a three-hour bombardment, forced the surrender of the British fort located about one . . . — Map (db m87923) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Site of the Shiloh Baptist Church
On July 7, 1872, Rev. George Bird and the congregation of Shiloh Church dedicated the cornerstone of their new frame church on this site. For more than forty years the Church occupied a prominent place in the life of Spanish Town. In March 1918 this . . . — Map (db m87371) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Site of the Weiss House
On September 8, 1935, Dr. Carl Austin Weiss was living here with his family is a small frame cottage. About 9:30 that evening, U.S.Senator Huey P. Long was shot in the corridor just off the house chamber of the State Capitol. Weiss, the alleged . . . — Map (db m88591) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Skip Bertman — College Baseball Hall of Fame
The head coach of the LSU tigers from 1984-2001, Skip Bertman built the LSU baseball program into a national power and led the Tigers to five national titles. Bertman's teams recorded a sterling 870-330-3 mark (.724) in 18 seasons, giving him the . . . — Map (db m97638) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Slim Harpo — 1924-1970
Louisiana native, James Moore, was considered the point man of the 1950's Swamp Blues movement. Dubbed Slim Harpo by his wife, he sang in a laid-back style and was a master of the blues harmonica. Although he started out playing juke joints, parties . . . — Map (db m96603) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Southern University
This institution was established in 1880 under an 1879 constitutional mandate to educate "persons of color". It was originally located in New Orleans, being one of the first colleges for blacks to receive Federal land scrip funds for agriculture and . . . — Map (db m85680) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Southern University
First State Institution Learning For Blacks. Founded New Orleans 1880, as a State Declared College. Became a Land Grant College in 1890; moved to Baton Rouge 1914. Founder and First President, Dr. J. S. Clark, Native of Louisiana. — Map (db m87221) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Spanish Town
East of this point was Spanish Town, laid out in 1805 by Carlos GrandPrι, Governor of Spanish West Florida for the Canary Islanders from Galvez Town that they might continue to live on Spanish soiland help defend the forts. Spanish Town Road is now . . . — Map (db m88592) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Spanish Town — Established In 1805
Founded in 1805, Spanish Town is Baton Rouge's oldest neighborhood having the oldest architectural history in the area. The surviving buildings represent popular styles from a period of Louisiana's history. Spanish settlers from the Canary . . . — Map (db m97968) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Spanish-American War Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This figurehead from the battleship "Louisiana" is erected in memory of the soldiers and sailors who served the flag in the Spanish-American War. . . . — Map (db m86012) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — St. James Episcopal Church
The congregation first organized in 1819, received their charter as St. James Church in 1844. The second church, of Gothic Revival style, was completed in 1895. Mrs. Zachary Taylor was an early member. — Map (db m88274) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — St. Joseph Cathedral
Built in 1853 to 1856 on the site of two earlier churches. The first erected about 1790 under Spanish rule was called "Our Lady of Sorrows." The first marriage recorded was that of Don Antonio Gras, an early Spanish resident who donated the land. . . . — Map (db m87854) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
In 1825 St. Joseph Church purchased this property for a graveyard. Remains of some of Baton Rouges's first settlers were moved here from the old Spanish Cemetery, or cemetery of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, which became St. Joseph's. Philip . . . — Map (db m85156) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School
The Brothers of the Sacred Heart founded St. Vincent's Academy on this site in 1894. In 1929 the school for boys was replaced by a larger facility and renamed Catholic High School. In 1957 the school was moved to it's present location on Hearthstone . . . — Map (db m87444) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Steve Van Buren — Halfback
Louisiana State University, 1941-43 Philadelphia Eagles, 1944-51 A native of Honduras, Steve Van Buren was orphaned when he was young and sent to New Orleans. He earned a scholarship at LSU where he played three seasons and earned All-SEC . . . — Map (db m95915) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stewart-Dougherty House
Built about 1850 by Nathan King Knox and first occupied by the Stewart-Dougherty families, this house was used as a hospital by Union soldiers during the Civil War. It is an excellent example of Classical Revival architecture. — Map (db m72959) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stoker Barn — circa 1845
Riley Stoker built this log barn on his family farm near Fort Jesup in Sabine Parish, Louisiana where it was in use for over 150 years. Architecturally it is described as a double pen log structure with an open passage in the center. This type of . . . — Map (db m88783) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stoner/Athens Cabin — Circa 1840
The Stoner cabin was built on Greenwell Springs road in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is a single pen structure constructed of large, hewn pine logs with dovetail joints. This type of construction was favored by yeoman farmers of British descent who . . . — Map (db m88566) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Sugar Kettle
Used by Jean Ιtienne de Borθ in 1795 to granulate sugar from Louisiana cane for the first time, thus revolutionizing Louisiana’s economy. The kettle was later bought by planter John Hill and given to Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85702) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — The D'Artaguiette Concession
The D'Artaguiette Brothers, Jean-Baptiste Martin, Navy Commissaire and later director of the Company of the Indies, Bernard Diron, Inspector General and later Commandant at Mobile and Captain Pierre D'Itouralde, Commandant of Illinois, killed in . . . — Map (db m88775) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge
The first cemetery in Baton Rouge was the cemetery of La Yglesia Los Dolores de la Virgin, Our Lady of Sorrows. Established in 1792 by order of King Carlos IV of Spain. This present cemetery was established in 1824 and the remains of Baton Rouges . . . — Map (db m88564) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — The Former Baptismal Fount
From St. Joseph Catherdral. The first baptism recorded here was Juan Josef Trahan, son of Juan Marie Trahan of Morlaix, Britanny, France and Adelaida Tulier of Cherbourg, Normandy, France. He was born June 19, 1793 and baptized Oct. 24, 1793. The . . . — Map (db m93354) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — The Founding of "Red Stick" — How Baton Rouge Got its Name
Baton Rouge gets its name from the first impressions of French-Canadian explorers. Traveling up the Mississippi River in 1699, the group spotted a bloody cypress pole on a river bluff that demarcated hunting territories between indigenous tribes. . . . — Map (db m96683) HM

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