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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 Acadamy1917-1973
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 SSG 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 farm of Pierre Landry. Began as 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. Nicholls1834-1912
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. Additional French marker Francis T. Nicholls 1834-1912 A cet . . . — 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 StationBayou 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 its 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 PlaceAt 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 CemeteryHistory
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 LandingOctober 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
Nommée en l'honneur de l'Empereur Napoléon Ier, la ville est sur une ancienne voie de communication, 1730-1770, empruntée 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 (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 m98425) 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 The Revolutionary War Era Boies David · Boies Joel · Merrill Stephen · Robert Peter · Soileau Jr Noel Etienne · Townsend Samuel The . . . — 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: 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: Bataille De . . . — Map (db m97558) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Desfossé House
Desfossé House Dr. Jules Charles Desfossé, second mayor of Mansura, acquired this c. 1790 house and rebuilt it 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 Storec. 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 — Bailey Theaterc. 1916
Movie theater built in the Arts and Crafts style by the Mayer family. First known as the "Palace Theater". Home to "silent" movies and later "speaking" films until about 1975. High school commencements were held here prior to 1927. — Map (db m98270) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Dupuis-Mims Homec. 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 — Eddie KnollDistrict Attorney 1973-2003
In 1972, at the age of thirty, Eddie Knoll was elected as the 32nd District Attorney of Avoyelles Parish, and the youngest D.A. in Louisiana. After serving five consecutive terms, Eddie retired in 2003 as the longest tenured D.A. in Louisiana. In . . . — Map (db m98908) 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 — Founding Of Marksville
Marcos Litche, a native of Venice, Italy and a traveling peddler, migrated to the Avoyelles Post c. 1794. Because of a broken wagon wheel, the pleasant environment, and friendliness of the Indians and local residents, he decided to stay in this . . . — Map (db m99098) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — German Prisoner of War Camp1944-45
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, and 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 . . . — Map (db m97848) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marc Eliche1809
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 Methodist Church
Organized in 1897 by Rev. W.T. Woodward in a frame church. Present church building erected in 1958. — Map (db m99102) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville MoundsAncient 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 Sitec. 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 — Mayer Hotel Sitec. 1880-1930
A two and one half story Eastlake Victorian structure with twin turrets stood on this site. Built by Alfred Mayer. Served for many years as the city's main hotel and renowned throughout state for its French cuisine. — Map (db m99100) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Poste Des Avoyelles
A Spanish military post was established c.1780 in Marksville by Carlos de Grandpré, 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 Chapelc. 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
Rezin 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 — The Marksville Site
One mile east is the Marksville prehistoric Indian ceremonial center. This site, occupied from 1-400 A.D., was related to the Ohio Hopewell Culture, and was noted for its elaborate trade networks and mortuary ceremonialism. — Map (db m98269) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservationc. 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 Sitec.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 Country1917-1918 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), Moreauville — Sacred Heart Roman Catholic ChurchMoreauville, Louisiana
The first church for Catholics in the Moreauville area along Bayou des Glaises was built in 1858 and known as St. Hyacinthe's Mission Chapel that was administered by St. Paul's Church, Mansura. Widow Aimee Joffrion Boyer donated the property on . . . — Map (db m99181) 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 MoundHistoric 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 ChurchHistoric 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 FerryHistoric 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 BelcherHistoric 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 PattonHistoric 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 PlantationHistoric 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 MoundsAncient 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 VillageAncient 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 MoundAncient 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 Vidalia1938–1939
"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 Station1990
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 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 — 1935 SEC Champions
Overall Record:9-2 | SEC Record: 5-0 Head Coach Bernie Moore LSU great Abe Mickal and freshman sensation Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley led the 1935 Tigers to an undefeated SEC record. LSU fell to Rice in the season opener but did not lose again in the . . . — Map (db m98765) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1936 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-1-1| SEC Record; 6-0 Head Coach Bernie Moore After going 1-1 to open the season, Bernie Moore's Tigers did not lose again for the remainder of the regular season. LSU's high powered offense, led by Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley and . . . — Map (db m98763) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1958 National Champions
Overall Record: 11-0 | SEC Record 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU's first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Looking to build on a previous season . . . — Map (db m98288) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1958 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 11-0 | SEC Record: 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU's first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Looking to build on a previous season . . . — Map (db m99199) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1961 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 10-1 | SEC Record: 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel LSU did not let a season opening loss to Rice spoil a tremendous year for the Tigers on the gridiron. Over the final nine games, LSU allowed a measly 30 points, with 14 of those . . . — Map (db m99196) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1970 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-3 | SEC Record: 5-0 Head Coach Charles Mcclendon LSU won seven of its first eight games including a victory at Auburn over future Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, and a win in Birmingham over Alabama, the Tigers' second . . . — Map (db m99249) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1986 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-3 | SEC Record: 5-1 Head Coach Bill Arnsparger The 1986 season got off to a flying start for LSU with an upset of Texas A&M before a shocking loss to Miami of Ohio. After that temporary setback, LSU began to roll behind . . . — Map (db m99231) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1988 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 8-4 | SEC Record: 6-1 Head Coach Mike Archer The Tigers looked like champions early by thrashing Texas A&M then taking LSU's first win ever in Knoxville with a rout of Tennessee. After setbacks in road games at Ohio State and . . . — Map (db m99327) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1991 National ChampionsTigers
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 ChampionsTigers
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 ChampionsTigers
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 ChampionsTigers
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 ChampionsTigers
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 — 2001 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 10-3 | SEC Record: 5-3 Head Coach Nick Saban The Tigers got off to a flying start in 2001 with home victories over Tulane and Utah State before the terrorist attacks of September 11 postponed LSU's SEC opener against Auburn. . . . — Map (db m99355) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2003 National Champions
Overall Record:13-1 | SEC Record: 7-1 Head Coach Nick Saban LSU entered the 2003 football season with a potent offense and the potential for a dominant defense. The Tigers ranked 15th in pre-season polls, but question marks were aplenty . . . — Map (db m98403) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2003 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 13-1 | SEC Record: 7-1 Head Coach Nick Saban LSU entered the 2003 football season with a potent offense and the potential for a dominant defense and the Tigers started quickly as LSU opened the season with a 5-0 record . . . — Map (db m99360) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2007 National Champions
Overall Record: 12-2 | SEC Record: 6-2 Head Coach Les Miles Third-year coach Les Miles and the 2007 LSU Tigers looked to build on the momentum from the two previous seasons, each of which produced 11 wins. The Tigers posted a 6-2 SEC record, . . . — Map (db m98525) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2007 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 12-2 | SEC Record; 6-2 Head Coach Les Miles The 2007 LSU Tigers built on the momentum of the two previous seasons, each of which produced at least 11 wins, by posting a 6-2 league record en route to the SEC title. Led by three . . . — Map (db m99356) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2009 National ChampionsTigers
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 — 2011 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 13-1 | SEC Record: 8-0 Head Coach Les Miles LSU produced perhaps the greatest regular season in school history and one of the finest in all of the annals of college football as the Tigers blitzed to a 13-0 mark, a perfect 8-0 . . . — Map (db m99358) 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 Batiste1932-2007
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'état. Nommée par Iberville en 1699 d'après le nom indien Iti Humma ou "Baton Rouge". Village fondé en 1721. Passé sous le contrôle des Anglais de 1763 à 1779 et des Espagnols de 1779 à 1810. Il faisait partie de la République 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 SchoolFounded 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 — Beauregard TownEstablished 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 m98527) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ben McDonaldCollege 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 Thomas1782-1835
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 — Campanile1926 1976
"Erected as an enduring monument to memorialize Louisiana's sons and daughters who died in World War I. 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" ChambersAthletic 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 Rouge1862
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 — Congregation B'Nai Israel1858-2008 — Sesquicentennial
This site was purchased by the organizers of what is today Congregation B'Nai Israel, one of the oldest Reform Jewish congregations in America. The earliest records of the congregation date to 1858. The original charter stated the Congregation's . . . — Map (db m98268) 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 House1863
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 Highlands1784-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 FurnissCollege 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, Rev. 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 England1765-1779
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 France1699-1765
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 French 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 Spain1779-1810
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 AmericaMarch 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 LouisianaAdopted 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 FloridaSeptember 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 — Gaynell "Gus" TinsleyEnd
The Tigers' first consensus All-American, some have called him the greatest player in LSU history. A unanimous All-American in 1935 and 1936, he played both ways as an end and led LSU to two SEC titles. He went on to a successful NFL career where . . . — Map (db m99748) 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 — George TarasovicCenter
A junior college transfer who, though he played only one year at LSU, was named both an All-American and All-SEC selection that season. His college career was abbreviated due to military service in the Korean War. After returning from service he . . . — Map (db m100174) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Germain Bergeron HouseBuilt 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 — Historic City Park Golf Course
Designed by Tom Bendelow of Aberdeen Scotland. Known as the Johnny Appleseed of American Golf. Oldest municipal golf course in Baton Rouge. Est. in 1928; golden age of golf in America. — Map (db m99087) 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 WashingtonThe 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 — In Memory of the LSU Students
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jim TaylorFullback
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 LeJeuneLieutenant 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 Kleinpeter1797-1861
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 RiversB.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 — Josh ReedWide Receiver
Winner of the 2001 Biletnikoff Award, he re-wrote the LSU and SEC record books. A consensus All-American, he led the nation in receiving in 2001 and finished his career as the SEC's all-time leader in receiving yards. In all, he set 17 school, SEC . . . — Map (db m99933) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ken Kavanaugh, Sr.End
A standout receiver for the Tigers from 1937-39, he was named All-American by the Associated Press and finished seventh in the Heisman balloting his senior season. A Two-time All-SEC selection in 1938 and 1939, he scored all four touchdown in the . . . — Map (db m99939) 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 CapitolNorth 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 — Marvin "Moose" StewartCenter
One of the dominant players in the early years of LSU football, he lettered three years for the Tigers. He was selected to the Helms Foundation All-American team in 1935 and was later named All-SEC in 1936. He helped pace the Tigers to back-to-back . . . — Map (db m99752) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Massachusetts Memorial
In memory of the officers and men of the Federal Army and Navy from Massachusetts who lost their lives in the Department of the Gulf during the Civil War 1861-1865 Organizations that served in the Department 4th Infantry 26th . . . — Map (db m99056) WM
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 Jailcirca 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 MuseumKa-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 Capitol1850-1862, 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 Skule1886 - 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 BarracksA 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

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