“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The Old Portage

The Old Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, May 16, 2012
1. The Old Portage Marker
Inscription. Short trail from Lake Pontchartrain to River shown by Indians to Iberville and Bienville, 1699. Winding trail used by early travelers to city. From Bayou St. John it led to N. Broad, Bayou Roads, Vieux Carre to Mississippi River at site between Dumaine and Gov. Nicholls Sts.
Erected 1963 by The Department of Commerce and Industry [of LA].
Location. 29° 58.709′ N, 90° 5.285′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Moss Street and Bell Street, on the right when traveling south on Moss Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitot House (approx. mile away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Croatian Benevolent Association of Louisiana (approx. 0.3 miles away); Metairie And Gentilly Ridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Beauregard Equestrian Statue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allard Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Didier Dreaux (approx. 0.6 miles away); Duelling Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
Additional keywords. Bayou, Indian Trail
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 66 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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