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Plaquemine in Iberville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse

 
 
Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
1. Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse Marker
Inscription.
Gary J. Hebert
1929-1994
Due to his vigilant and untiring efforts, this historic property still stands. Gary J. Hebert refused to back down despite a tremendous push for destruction of the lock to make way for a four-lane highway. After a two year battle in the early 1970's, his efforts resulted in the lock being named to the National Register of Historic Places, thereby protecting this magnificent monument forever. His vision, courage and perseverance, in the face of harsh opposition, is hereby recognized with heartfelt gratitude.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 30° 17.554′ N, 91° 14.064′ W. Marker is in Plaquemine, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker can be reached from Main Street east of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Mounted to side of Lock House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57730 Main Street, Plaquemine LA 70764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Plaquemine (a few steps from this marker); Old City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Academy of Saint Basil (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker
Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
2. Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse Marker
also named Bayou Plaquemine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plaquemine Tribe World War 1 Memorial Tablet (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bayou Plaquemine (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morrisonville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sardine Point (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plaquemine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 9, 2015.)
2. Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 9, 2015.) 

3. Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Jude Ramagosa of White Castle, Louisiana.) 

4. Bayou Goula Internet Historical Marker. The Bayou Goula Internet Historical Marker is linked to a 1775 map (Item 4) showing Bayou Goula was named Cow Pen and Galvez received 10,000 cattle to feed his troops and a few miles north at the Plaquemine Lockhouse area (considering the Mississippi River moved over the years) he declared the Spanish war against the English in 1779 starting the American Revolution associated with Spain helping America. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

5. Future Historical Marker at the Plaquemine Lockhouse
Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse. image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
3. Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse.
aka Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site.
. Title of the marker: Bernardo De Galvez March to Fort Manchac on the Mississippi River (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

6. Oliver Pollock historical marker. Oliver Pollock was a Continental Congress Agent who accompanied Galvez at the first sighting of Fort Manchac located in the area of the Plaquemine Lockhouse. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 
 
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Plaquemine Lock Historical site image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
4. Plaquemine Lock Historical site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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