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Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jean Laffite

 
 
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July 4, 2019
1. Jean Laffite Marker
Inscription.  Jean Laffite was a French privateer, pirate and patriot. A hero with his band of baratarians at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Reputed to have had a warehouse on Contraband Bayou and to have conducted business with locals, Charles Salier and Arsene Lebleu. His ships flew flags of Cartagena and the Mexican Republic, and maybe the Jolly Roger.
 
Erected by The Buccaneer Society of Lake Charles and The Lafite Society at Galveston, TX.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 10.427′ N, 93° 12.845′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Common Street (State Highway 385) near East McNeese Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4688 Common Street, Lake Charles LA 70607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LaGrange High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Louisiana Baptist Orphanage (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Charles Academy
Jean Laffite Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
2. Jean Laffite Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake Charles High School Kilties (approx. 3.2 miles away); Barbe Pier (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lost Railroad Stations (approx. 3˝ miles away); Killen Field (approx. 3˝ miles away); Captain Daniel Johannes Goos (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019.
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