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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Big Bend, Louisiana
Location of Big Bend, Louisiana
► Avoyelles Parish (94) ► Catahoula Parish (13) ► Concordia Parish (27) ► Evangeline Parish (6) ► La Salle Parish (2) ► Pointe Coupee Parish (19) ► Rapides Parish (135) ► St. Landry Parish (61) ► West Feliciana Parish (19)
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| Sarto Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 . . . — — Map (db m105643) HM|
| Bayou Des Glaises' French name likely refers to the kind of loamy, clay soil that settlers found along its banks.Bayous are typically found in flat, low-lying areas and can be slow-moving streams, rivers, marshes or wetlands. They are sometimes . . . — — Map (db m116249) HM|
| Big Bend is located along Louisiana State Highway 451, adjacent to Bayou des Glaises in a loop through northeastern Avoyelles Parish, between Hamburg and Moreauville. The community was settled in the 19th century by people of both French and . . . — — Map (db m105604) HM|
Prior to 1913, floodwaters from the nearby Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and Red Rivers frequently forced the evacuation of people, livestock and property in the Big Bend area. The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 1915 authorized the . . . — — Map (db m105571) HM|
| The Sarto Old Iron Bridge, built in 1916, is a steel truss bridge traversing Bayou des Glaises in the rural community of Big Bend. The Sarto Bridge is a pedestrian and vehicular bridge, one lane wide with a three part centered span mounted on a . . . — — Map (db m105786) HM|
| The Sarto Old Iron Bridge was built in response to flood problems in northeast Avoyelles Parish during the early part of the twentieth century. Frequent flooding between Bayou des Glaises and the Red River resulted in the need to evacuate people, . . . — — Map (db m105599) HM|