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

Colonial Gateway Corral

Colonial Gateway Corral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, June 21, 2013
1. Colonial Gateway Corral Marker
Inscription. First sighted by St. Denis and Bienville in 1700, this hill was later St. Denis' vacherie. Here three paths met. From the Spanish West came cattle and horses; eastward were his home and the route of flatboats to New Orleans. A road wound North to the Fort.
Erected 1968 by Louisiana Tourist Commission.
Location. 31° 44.936′ N, 93° 5.682′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on Sam Sibley Drive near Central Ave.. Click for map. On campus of Northwestern State University across street from NSU WRAC Building. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ft. St. Jean Baptiste (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Fort Claiborne (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roque House (approx. 1.1 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louis Juchereau De St. Denis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Natchitoches Indians (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Plauche Place / Ducournau Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); El Camino Real De Los Tejas (approx. 11.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchitoches.
Regarding Colonial Gateway Corral. Vacherie is the Cajun French word for "cattle ranch" (from the French vache, meaning "cow").
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 87 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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