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Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonial Gateway Corral

 
 
Colonial Gateway Corral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
 
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.. On campus of Northwestern State University across street from NSU WRAC Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwestern State University (approx. ¼ mile away); The American Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Jefferson Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort St. Jean Baptiste (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The American Cemetery
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Saint Jean Baptiste (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Camino Real de los Tejas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Natchitoches and the Early American Period (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Regarding Colonial Gateway Corral. "Vacherie" is French for a cow barn or cattle ranch.
 
Colonial Gateway Corral Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
2. Colonial Gateway Corral Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana.   2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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