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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Early Gunsmith Shop

(1836-1860)

 
 
Site of Early Gunsmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Site of Early Gunsmith Shop Marker
Inscription. Here stood the home and shop of Captain Daniel Searles, one of Baton Rouge's early gunsmiths and knife makers. Searles was a maker of the famed Bowie knife. His name is engraved on a knife made for Rezin Pleasant Bowie for presentation to a prominent local citizen, Captain Henry Waller Fowler, U.S. Dragoons.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Location. 30° 26.808′ N, 91° 11.311′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Boulevard and St Louis Street, on the right when traveling east on North Boulevard. Touch for map. Located in the North Boulevard Town Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Pollock (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcha de Galvez (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (within shouting distance of
Site of Early Gunsmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Site of Early Gunsmith Shop Marker
this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Alvin Batiste (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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