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

Jacques Weil Company

Jacques Weil Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, September 13, 2013
1. Jacques Weil Company Marker
Inscription. 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 unique frogging industry into gigantic proportions - exporting as much as 10,000 pounds of frog legs in a week.
Location. 30° 14.103′ N, 92° 16.073′ W. Marker is in Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Texas Avenue (U.S. 90) and South Polk Street, on the left when traveling west on East Texas Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 192 E Texas Ave, Rayne LA 70578, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rayne Depot Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech (approx. 6.5 miles away); Crowley (approx. 6.5 miles away); Le Parc Du Vieux Depot (approx. 12.2 miles away); St. Alphonsus Church (approx. 12.3 miles away); Acadia Baptist Acadamy (approx. 13.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rayne.
Regarding Jacques Weil Company. Rayne is often called the "Frog Capital of the World."
Also see . . .  Jacques Weil at (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 102 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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