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The Old Portage

 
 
The Old Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Lawrence, May 16, 2012
1. The Old Portage Marker
Inscription. Short trail from Lake Pontchartrain to River shown by Indians to Iberville and Bienville, 1699. Winding trail used by early travelers to city. From Bayou St. John it led to N. Broad, Bayou Roads, Vieux Carre to Mississippi River at site between Dumaine and Gov. Nicholls Sts.
 
Erected 1963 by The Department of Commerce and Industry [of LA].
 
Location. 29° 58.709′ N, 90° 5.285′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Moss Street and Bell Street, on the right when traveling south on Moss Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitot House (approx. mile away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Croatian Benevolent Association of Louisiana (approx. 0.3 miles away); Metairie And Gentilly Ridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Beauregard Equestrian Statue (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Allard Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Didier Dreaux (approx. 0.6 miles away); Duelling Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Additional keywords. Bayou, Indian Trail
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Patricia Lawrence of Gaithersburg, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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