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

Jacques Weil Company

 
 
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By Mike Waldon, September 13, 2013
1. Jacques Weil Company Marker
Inscription. Jacques Weil and brothers, Edmond and Gontran, came to Rayne from Paris in 1901 and established a mercantile business that shipped frogs to restaurants and universities across the country. The business became a landmark in the area, expanding the unique frogging industry into gigantic proportions - exporting as much as 10,000 pounds of frog legs in a week.
 
Location. 30° 14.103′ N, 92° 16.073′ W. Marker is in Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Texas Avenue (U.S. 90) and South Polk Street, on the left when traveling west on East Texas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 192 E Texas Ave, Rayne LA 70578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rayne Depot Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pouppeville (approx. mile away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech (approx. 6 miles away); Crowley (approx. 6 miles away); Salmon Lusk Wright (approx. 9.6 miles away); Le Parc Du Vieux Depot (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rayne.
 
Regarding Jacques Weil Company. Rayne is often called the "Frog Capital of the World."
 
Also see . . .  Jacques Weil at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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