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Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School

 
 
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July 11, 2011
1. Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School Marker
Inscription.  On this site between August 1941 and August 1945, the City Park Plant of Higgins Industries, Incorporated mass produced more than 12,000 landing craft and approximately 200 PT boats for the Allied Forces. The Higgins landing boats revolutionized modern warfare. An invading army could transport thousands of men and hundreds of tons of equipment swiftly through the surf to less-fortified beaches, thus eliminating the need for established harbors. The boats built on the site made D-Day landings at Normandy and the landings at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Okinawa and thousands of lesser-known assaults possible. These same craft were later used in the Military conflicts in Korea and Vietnam.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once referred to the company's founder, Andrew Jackson Higgins, as the "man who won the war for us." Higgins, in turn, recognized the contribution of the Delgado Trades School. He stated, "We can't use ordinary hammer and saw carpenters, but we can use Delgado men." The importance of what Andrew Higgins, the "Delgado men" and the thousands of other Higgins employees accomplished on this site in helping to secure the
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Allied victory shall long be remembered.
 
Erected 2011 by New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 29° 59.026′ N, 90° 6.35′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of City Park Avenue and North Anthony Street, on the right when traveling west on City Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery
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(about 600 feet away); Marvin E. Thames (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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