“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Laplace in Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Bonnet Carré Crevasse

Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker image. Click for full size.
July 9, 2015
1. Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker
Inscription. In 1871 on this bonnet-shaped curve of the Mississippi River a disastrous break in the levee cut a wide channel to Lake Pontchartrain. Crevasse closed in 1883. Bonnet Carré Spillway completed in 1932.
Erected by Laplace Centennial Committee.
Location. 30° 2.563′ N, 90° 26.658′ W. Marker is in Laplace, Louisiana, in Saint John the Baptist Parish. Marker is on East Airline Highway (U.S. 61) 0.2 miles east of Louisiana Highway 3127, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Place LA 70068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodland Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); A. Montz (approx. 2.9 miles away); Les Allemands (approx. 3.3 miles away); Laplace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 3.9 miles away); Home Place (approx. 5.4 miles away); Flagville (approx. 5.9 miles away); L'Anse Aux Outardes (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laplace.
Categories. DisastersEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker/area image. Click for full size.
July 9, 2015
2. Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker/area
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2015. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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