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Welsh in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Early Cattle Industry

 
 
Early Cattle Industry Marker (<i>side one - English</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2018
1. Early Cattle Industry Marker (side one - English)
Inscription.  
(side one – English)
Long-horned Spanish cattle introduced by Aroyelles Indians long before the French arrived on the scene; used as foundation stock by pioneers. Acadians and others settled area, 1760’s; developed vacheries (cattle ranches) in this prairie region of Southwest La.

(side two – French)
Premiers Elevages
Le bétail espagnol a longues cornes introduit par les Avoyelles avant l’arrivee des Francais, fut utilise par les pionniers pour l’élevage. Les Acadiens entre autres s’établirent ici vers 1760 et developperent des “vacheries” dans les prairies de la Louisane du Sud-Ouest.
 
Erected 1964 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 14.128′ N, 92° 49.296′ W. Marker is in Welsh, Louisiana, in Jefferson Davis Parish. Marker is on South Adams Street (State Highway 99) south of East Hudspeth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, on
Early Cattle Industry Marker (<i>side two - French</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2018
2. Early Cattle Industry Marker (side two - French)
the east side of the street, just south of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Welsh LA 70591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le Premier Puits de Pétrole (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Louisiana's Early Cattle Industry.
Cattle were brought to the New World by the Spanish soon after 1492. The vacherie of the old Acadians was the dominant feature of their early cattle industry. It was to them what a rancho or a hacienda was to Spanish-speaking people of Texas and Mexico. The cattle were longhorns which were hearty and about half-wild, easily adaptable to the changing climate and native grasses of Louisiana. (Submitted on May 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Early Cattle Industry Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2018
3. Early Cattle Industry Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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