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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 — Salmon Lusk Wright1852-1929
Developed at this site the world's best seed rice which revived that industry by insuring wider markets. His varieties that are used today for breeding purposes are Blue Rose, Louisiana Pearl, Early Prolific Edith, and Lady Wright. — Map (db m103075) 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 — Pouppeville
English: Named for the merchant Jules Pouppeville and dating back to the 1850s, Pouppeville was once a stagecoach stop. The town was disassembled, carried north by oxen one mile to meet the railroad, and rebuilt at Rayne Station in 1881. . . . — Map (db m103072) 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), Kinder — Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters
The United States Army GHQ (General Headquarters) Maneuvers of 1941 were held throughout western Louisiana. These important war games helped to prepare the Army for its future involvement in W. W. II. Through mock battles two opposing armies, the . . . — Map (db m103110) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Kinder, Louisiana
Named for James A. Kinder, who received a homestead certificate for land in 1892. Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway arrived in 1890. Kinder was incorporated as a village in 1903. Patrick E. Moore served as first mayor. — Map (db m103117) 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
. . . — Map (db m88361) WM
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), Big Bend — A Historic Landmark
Sarto Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 . . . — Map (db m105643) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Big Bend: Development of a Community
Big Bend is located along Louisiana State Highway 451, adjacent to Bayou des Glaises in a loop through northeastern Avoyelles Parish, between Hamburg and Moreauville. The community was settled in the 19th century by people of both French and . . . — Map (db m105604) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
English Side Prior to 1913, floodwaters from the nearby Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and Red Rivers frequently forced the evacuation of people, livestock and property in the Big Bend area. The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 1915 authorized . . . — Map (db m105571) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge, built in 1916, is a steel truss bridge traversing Bayou des Glaises in the rural community of Big Bend. The Sarto Bridge is a pedestrian and vehicular bridge, one lane wide with a three part centered span mounted on a . . . — Map (db m105786) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — What is the Sarto Bridge?
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge was built in response to flood problems in northeast Avoyelles Parish during the early part of the twentieth century. Frequent flooding between Bayou des Glaises and the Red River resulted in the need to evacuate people, . . . — Map (db m105599) 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), Bunkie — White's Chapel United Methodist Church
Gothic Revival church built in 1894 by Hugh and Lee Evans on land donated by Wilson A. O'Quin, Sr. It was named in honor of Rev. Frederick White who organized it in 1870. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m107478) HM
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), Eola — Fogleman CemeteryTypical Frontier Cemetery Dating From the Early 1800s
John Fogleman, a native of Virginia, was in this area in 1816, a witness to his sister's wedding in the St. Landry Courthouse. He married Polly Sandefur there Jan. 1, 1819. On Nov. 28, 1853, the estate of the deceased John Fogleman was sold in a . . . — Map (db m107482) 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 — Gardiner-Laborde Home1896
Built by Alfred Dupuy for J. R. Smith. Later home to the Gardiner and Benjamin Laborde families. Full two story Victorian dwelling with upper and lower galleries. Strong Eastlake influence of both interior and exterior. — Map (db m103560) 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 — Gremillion-Degrusha Homec. 1915
Arts and Crafts style home built by Judge Phidias Gremillion. Is unique because it features a gabled roof. The wainscoted dining room is highlighted by a plate rail. — Map (db m103700) 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 — J. Horace Ducote Law Officec. 1900
Ducote, a local attorney and former Mayor, practiced law from this Victorian brick and frame building at the turn of the century. — Map (db m103692) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Laborde Building1926
Arts and Crafts two story brick building built by Dr. E. M. Laborde and Cliffe E. Laborde for commercial use downstairs and dental and legal offices upstairs. Tidewater Marine, Inc., founded here in 1956. — Map (db m103567) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Buildingc. 1900
Victorian mercantile store built by Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Restored in 1984-85 by attorneys Tucker Melancon and Rodney Rabalais and certified public accountants Aloysia C. Ducote and Van P. Major. — Map (db m103699) 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 — Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Homec.1916
Arts and Crafts style home built by Roy Watts and home to Carnot Dupuy for many years. Mr. Dupuy, a pharmacist, was mayor of Marksville in 1920 and also served on the School Board. — Map (db m103559) 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 (Avoyelles Parish), Simmesport — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some. Some Gave All
VETERANS MEMORIAL All Gave Some. Some Gave All. — Map (db m105943) WM
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 (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — "Hell's Angels"
303rd Bombardment Group (H) Molesworth, England 12 September 1942–11 June 1945 More combat missions (364) than any other 8AF B-17 Group Dedicated to all who served with this highly decorated group from its activation 3 . . . — Map (db m105224) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H)The B-24 Flying Eightballs
14th Combat Wing - 8th Air Force - WWII Shipdham, England 7 Nov. 1942 - 25 May 1945 344 Combat Missions - 330 Enemy A/C Destroyed 8009 sorties delivered 18,980 tons of bombs with 153 A/C losses Two presidential unit citations: . . . — Map (db m105931) HM WM
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 (Caddo Parish), Shreveport — Coates Bluff
Two blocks east is site of Coates Bluff settlement and homes of early area settlers Larkin Edwards, c.1803, James Coates, c.1817, and John McLeod, c.1835. The first local post office was located here in April, 1838. — Map (db m105311) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Shreveport — Fort Humbug
Formerly Fort Turnbull, built by the Confederates to defend Shreveport, then capital of Louisiana. In 1864, charred logs simulating cannon were used to deter Union forces from attacking. — Map (db m105309) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Shreveport — Fort Turnbull
This marks the site of Fort Turnbull one of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865 — Map (db m105333) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Shreveport — This Marks the Site of Battery 1
This Marks the Site of Battery 1 One of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865 — Map (db m105334) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives in World War I, II, Korean Action and the Vietnam War. World War I Perry D. Alexandria, Fred D. Baker, John M. Blair, Silas W. Book, Lewis Brooks, Benjamin Burrel, John C. Chevallier, Albert W. . . . — Map (db m103812) WM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Fort Beauregard
One-half mile west was one of four forts built by Confederates in May, 1863 to prevent the ascent of Federal gunboats on the Ouachita River. It was abandoned 1863, but was reoccupied in 1864. — Map (db m103755) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Harrisonburg MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
Two Indian mounds make up the Harrisonburg Mounds site. The well-preserved conical mound that can be seen from here was built around AD 200. It is 10 feet high and 115 feet in diameter. The other mound is about 200 feet to the northeast. It is less . . . — Map (db m103763) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — McGuffee MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
McGuffee has as many as 6 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. Several of the mounds are well preserved and visible from the road. A C-shaped earthen ridge encloses the mounds. Radiocarbon dates suggest Indians built these earthworks . . . — Map (db m104674) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Routon MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
Routon has 7 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. The 4 largest are rectangular with flat tops. The other 3 are dome shaped and less than 2 feet tall. The mound visible from the road is rectangular. It is 12½ feet tall and 230 by 180 . . . — Map (db m103811) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Tew Lake MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
Tew Lake has 3 small, irregularly shaped mounds. The 2 in pasture on the south side of Routon Road are almost 4 feet tall. The one north of Routon Road has been reduced in height by plowing and is less than 3 feet tall. Soil studies and artifacts . . . — Map (db m103782) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville EarthworksAncient Mounds Trail
The 82-foot-tall "Great Mound" of Troyville once stood here. In 1936, Archaeologist Winslow Walker made this diagram, depicting the size and shape of the mound. Today, only 3 feet of mound fill remains. — Map (db m103774) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville EarthworksAncient Mounds Trail
An earthen wall and 9 mounds were once a prominent part of the landscape here. Early explorers described the largest mound or "Great Mound" as being 82 feet high, the tallest mound known in Louisiana. The earth-works were built between 100 BC and AD . . . — Map (db m103781) 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 — Churupa Plantation MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Churupa Plantation Mound was built around AD 1000. The mound was constructed in a single episode on top of the remains of an earlier Indian village. Plowing has altered the original conical shape. Today, the mound is 7 feet tall and 150 by 125 feet . . . — Map (db m103784) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Cypress Grove MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Cypress Grove is one of the best-preserved conical mounds in northeast Louisiana. This 10-foot-tall mound is 115 feet in diameter at the base. It was built in a single episode around AD 750. The pond north of the mound may be where soil was removed . . . — Map (db m103806) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — DePrato MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
DePrato has 5 dome-shaped mounds, 3 of which are clearly seen from the road. Flooding has covered the ground and lower portions of the mounds with 2½ feet of sediment. Thus, the mounds appear smaller than their true height of 5-6 feet. . . . — Map (db m103756) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Elkhorn Plantation MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Elkhorn is a 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450. Soil studies indicated that dirt was added during a second state of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the site . . . — Map (db m103761) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, aka The Killer, was born in 1935, in Ferriday, LA, where he began playing piano in his youth with his cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. He grew up listening to broadcasts of the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry on the . . . — Map (db m104041) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with . . . — Map (db m104066) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Lamarque Landing MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Lamarque Landing is a conical mound that is 6½ feet tall and 115 feet in diameter. Indians built the mound about AD 1000. Excavations at the site revealed that the mound was built in 3 separate episodes. Lower Plaque This . . . — Map (db m103810) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Mickey Gilley
For most of his career, Pianist/vocalist Mickey Gilley lived in the shadow of his cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, playing a similar fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. In the early '70s, he managed to breakthrough into country stardom, but it wasn't . . . — Map (db m104065) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — 107 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi 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 — Don José Vidal
Spanish Commandant Post of Concordia, 1798-1803. Served in Spanish Navy in the American Revolution. Spanish Consul in Natchez. Louisiana Legislature named Vidalia in his honor in 1811. — Map (db m103760) 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 (De Soto Parish), Logansport — International Boundary
Original granite block 10' long 9" square marked the United States - Republic of Texas boundary. Dated 1840. Set on April 23, 1841. Only marker of international boundary known to exist within continental U.S. — Map (db m105266) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Area of Third Confederate Charge
Maj. Gen Walker, with Waul's and Surry's brigades, passed here parallel to the road during a charge that turned the Federal left flank and gained a position on the road in rear of Federal line. — Map (db m105303) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Rail Fence Used as Barricade
Here the Federal line extending from the South turned East along a rail fence forming a V. General Mouton's Division charged this line in the bloodiest part of battle. In this, the first Confederate charge, General Mouton was killed and the gallant . . . — Map (db m105307) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8. 1864 — Confederate Battle Line at 4:00 P.M.~First Phase of Battle
From this point the line extended about 400 yards Northeast, thence East about a mile. It extended about a half mile South from here. — Map (db m105293) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross RoadsApril 8, 1864 — Area of Second Confederate Charge
Randal's Brigade of Walker's Texas Infantry Div. charged across this area traveling parallel to the road, supporting Mouton's Division which made the first charge on Randal's left. — Map (db m105305) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Double Churches1850 — Historic Site
Historic Site 1850 Double Churches The Dolet Hills or "Double Churches" community was organized by homestead settlers in the 1850's on a late 1700's Spanish Land Grant to Pierre Dolet. The Lord, Griffith and Pace families . . . — Map (db m105342) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Las Ormigas Spanish Land GrantHistoric Site — 1795
Historic Site 1795 Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Ceded by the Spanish Crown to Jaciento Mora Six leagues square (207,360 acres) Mora Sold this Grant to Samuel Davenport Luther Smith William Barr Edward Murphy . . . — Map (db m105336) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Paul Boüet Laffitte(1746-circa 1815)
The progenitor of the Laffitte family in northwest Louisiana was born in Pouyroquelaure, Gascony, France on March 4, 1746 to Francois Jean Boüet and Marie de Laffitte. He immigrated to Louisiana in 1764 and eventually settled here in the Bayou . . . — Map (db m105228) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Mansfield — Texas Monument
Front
Texas Remembers her sons by whose valor and devotion the federal enemy was defeated at Mansfield, April 8, 1864 and thereafter in several bloody engagements driven from the Red River valley. . . . — Map (db m105467) WM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Account of the Battle of Pleasant HillThe Battlefield After the Fight
Front Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill The Battlefield After the Fight On Sunday morning at daybreak I took occasion to visit the scene of Saturday's bloody conflict and a more ghastly spectacle I have not . . . — Map (db m105410) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Battle of Pleasant Hill Memorial
In Memory of the Confederates killed in the Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9, 1864 — Map (db m105407) WM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial
Front In memory of the thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers buried in unmarked graves on this battlefield Rear At Pleasant Hill On the Battle-field at Pleasant Hill, the night . . . — Map (db m105415) WM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Dog Trot House
Front This house is the only remaining structure of the original village of Pleasant Hill. It was occupied by the J.W. Elam family after the Civil War. J.W. Elam was wounded in the eastern theater, was home on recuperation leave, and . . . — Map (db m105365) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Federal Hospital
Pierce and Payne College building used for a Federal hospital to care for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Pleasant Hill was near here. — Map (db m105663) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept.(U. S. A.) / Confederate States Army
Front Headquarters Department of the Gulf (U.S.A) Alexandria, LA., April 2, 1864 Maj. Gen. H.W. Halleck Headquarters of the Army Washington, D.C. General: — Our troops now occupy . . . — Map (db m105981) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Old Pleasant Hill1850 — Historic Site
By 1850 Old Pleasant Hill was a thriving community settled by the Blackshear, Jordan, Chapman, Childers and Elam families. Significant structures included the Methodist Church, Pierce-Payne College, Childers Mansion and the Elam House. When the . . . — Map (db m105386) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery
After the Battle of Pleasant Hill many brave men were put to rest her. Some wore gray, some wore blue. — Map (db m105392) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Pleasant Hill Battle Park
On this site, then the town of Pleasant Hill, on April 9th, 1864 Gen. Richard Taylor with 12,000 Confederates attacked the town, occupied behind log breastworks by Gen. Banks and 25,000 Federal troops. Through the afternoon the battle raged. That . . . — Map (db m105402) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Pleasant Hill BattlefieldVillage of Pleasant Hill — Founded Here — April 1846
Pleasant Hill was occupied by Union armies on April 7, 1864 beginning 3 days of fighting which culminated in the largest battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River being fought in and around the village on April 9, . . . — Map (db m105983) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Road to Cemetery
This road leads to old cemetery where soldiers of both armies who fell in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, are buried. — Map (db m105389) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Stage Coach Station
The Stage Coach station was at this point, near the center of the Village of Pleasant Hill. — Map (db m105393) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — The Battle of Pleasant HillRed River Campaign
Front On this 4 square miles in around the village of Pleasant Hill, approx. 15,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor attacked approx. 25,000 Union troops under Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks on April 9, 1864. That was the 3rd day of . . . — Map (db m105670) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — The Old Cistern
Both Gen. Taylor's and Gen Banks' troops obtained drinking water from this cistern while each army occupied Pleasant Hill during the Red River Campaign in April 1864. The stage coach station stood a few feet north of here. — Map (db m105387) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — The Village of Pleasant Hill
Front The Village of Pleasant Hill was founded at this location just inside the DeSoto Parish in 1846. Pleasant Hill was a major road intersection with roads radiating to Mansfield, Natchitoches, Grand Ecore, Ft. Jessup, Many, Red River . . . — Map (db m105673) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — War for Southern IndependenceCivil War -- War of the Rebellion — Red River Campaign 1864
Front Battle for Shreveport The Confederate capital of Louisiana had been moved to Shreveport, also the headquarters of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department (All of the Confederacy west of the Mississippi River). The Red . . . — Map (db m105977) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Old Pleasant Hill — Welcome to Old Pleasant Hill
Front You are standing on the corner of Main and 1st Streets downtown. The stores and shops were mostly to your left and behind you along Main Street. Some were along 1st Street. About 150 feet to your left was 2nd Street etc. Houses . . . — Map (db m105979) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Pelican — Army of the Tennessee
Front Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith Third Division Sixteen Army Corps Second Brigade 14th Iowa - Lieut. Col. Joseph Newbold 27th Iowa - Col. James I. Gilbert 32nd Iowa - Col. John Scott 24th Missouri - Maj. Robert W. Fyan . . . — Map (db m105357) HM WM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Pelican — Federal AdvanceApril 7, 1864 — Temporary Federal Hospital
A short distance west of here facing the road, the home of William Robertson was used for the care of Federal Soldiers wounded in a skirmish near by. A mill behind the residence was used to grind grain for soldiers of both armies. — Map (db m105348) HM
Louisiana (De Soto Parish), Pelican — Federal AdvanceApril 7, 1864 — Wilson's Farm
From this point Gen. Green's Texas Cavalry drove Gen. A.L. Lee's Federal Cavalry back toward Pleasant Hill until re-enforced. Then the Confederates withdrew, skirmishing all the way, to Ten Mile Bayou. — Map (db m105352) 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 — 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 — Alan FanecaOffensive Guard
A dominating blocker, he was LSU's first Outland Trophy finalist and won the Jacobs Trophy as the SEC's best blocker. A 1997 All-American, he anchored an offensive line that led LSU to two SEC rushing titles. After his junior year he was picked by . . . — Map (db m106079) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Albert RichardsonLinebacker
A leader on one of the most suffocating defensive units in school history in 1982, he was a big-play maker from his inside linebacker position. He once recorded 21 tackles in a single game. By the time he left LSU, he held school records for most . . . — Map (db m105879) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ali HighsmithLinebacker
A three year starter, he earned All-American and All-SEC honors his senior season.He played a key role for an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 in the nation in three categories and he was twice a Butkus Award semifinalist. In his senior . . . — Map (db m107492) HM
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 — Anthony McFarlandNoseguard
One of LSU's most outstanding and colorful linemen, he was named All-American and All-SEC as a senior in 1998. A four-year starter, he finished his career among LSU's career leaders in quarterback sacks with 17. A first round NFL draft pick by . . . — Map (db m106142) 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 (1779)
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 — 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 — Ben WilkersonCenter
He was awarded the 2004 Rimington Trophy as the top center in college football and was one of the most accomplished centers in school history. In four years at LSU he helped lead the Tigers to a 33-8 mark, though his senior season was cut short by . . . — Map (db m106611) 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 — Bert JonesQuarterback
"The Ruston Rifle" -- he had as strong an arm as any quarterback in college history. A 1972 All-American, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting that year. His most notable games were a 1971 win over Notre Dame and vs. Ole Miss in 1972 when. . . . — Map (db m105030) HM

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