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January 1, 2016
Town Of Baker Marker and Historical Center
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baker — Town Of Baker
Baker was one of the original stations on the Mississippi Valley Railroad in 1884, and a post office was established here in 1888. Much of the town is on the site of the former Baker Plantation owned by Josephus Baker between 1845 and 1851. Good . . . — Map (db m91989) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 12 — 18th Century Style Sugar House
This building is a representation of a small eighteenth century sugar house employing the open-kettle process developed in the West Indies. It was built to show the style of old sugar houses pre-1820 when they were replaced by sugar factories.

. . . — Map (db m112083) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1935 SEC Champions
Overall Record:9-2 | SEC Record: 5-0 Head Coach Bernie Moore LSU great Abe Mickal and freshman sensation Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley led the 1935 Tigers to an undefeated SEC record. LSU fell to Rice in the season opener but did not lose again in the . . . — Map (db m98765) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1936 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-1-1| SEC Record; 6-0 Head Coach Bernie Moore After going 1-1 to open the season, Bernie Moore's Tigers did not lose again for the remainder of the regular season. LSU's high powered offense, led by Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley and . . . — Map (db m98763) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1958 National Champions
Overall Record: 11-0 | SEC Record 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU's first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Looking to build on a previous season . . . — Map (db m98288) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1958 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 11-0 | SEC Record: 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU's first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Looking to build on a previous season . . . — Map (db m99199) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1961 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 10-1 | SEC Record: 6-0 Head Coach Paul Dietzel LSU did not let a season opening loss to Rice spoil a tremendous year for the Tigers on the gridiron. Over the final nine games, LSU allowed a measly 30 points, with 14 of those . . . — Map (db m99196) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1970 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-3 | SEC Record: 5-0 Head Coach Charles Mcclendon LSU won seven of its first eight games including a victory at Auburn over future Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, and a win in Birmingham over Alabama, the Tigers' second . . . — Map (db m99249) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1986 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 9-3 | SEC Record: 5-1 Head Coach Bill Arnsparger The 1986 season got off to a flying start for LSU with an upset of Texas A&M before a shocking loss to Miami of Ohio. After that temporary setback, LSU began to roll behind . . . — Map (db m99231) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1988 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 8-4 | SEC Record: 6-1 Head Coach Mike Archer The Tigers looked like champions early by thrashing Texas A&M then taking LSU's first win ever in Knoxville with a rout of Tennessee. After setbacks in road games at Ohio State and . . . — Map (db m99327) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1991 National Champions — Tigers
LSU captured their first national championship in 1991 with a record-setting performance at the College World Series. The Tigers, who defeated Wichita State, 6-3, in the title game, established CWS marks for home runs (nine), runs per game (12), . . . — Map (db m97632) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1993 National Champions — Tigers
LSU won its second NCAA title in three years with an 8-0 victory over Wichita State in the College World Series final. Freshman right-hander Brett Laxton established a CWS championship-game record with 16 strikeouts in the contest. The 1993 . . . — Map (db m97730) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1996 National Champions — Tigers
Second baseman Warren Morris belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 9-8 College World Series title game win over Miami (Fla). Morris' dramatic dinger was his only home run of the season, as he had . . . — Map (db m97772) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1997 National Champions — Tigers
LSU claimed its fourth NCAA title as the Tigers overwhelmed Alabama,13-6, in the College World Series final. LSU became the first school to win back-to-back national championships since Stanford in 1987-88. The Tigers completed the year with a 57-13 . . . — Map (db m97855) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2000 National Champions — Tigers
The 2000 Tigers recorded a 52-17 mark, including a perfect 13-0 post-season record. LSU won the SEC tournament with four straight wins, and the Tigers raced to a 9-0 mark in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers captured the national title with a . . . — Map (db m97871) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2001 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 10-3 | SEC Record: 5-3 Head Coach Nick Saban The Tigers got off to a flying start in 2001 with home victories over Tulane and Utah State before the terrorist attacks of September 11 postponed LSU's SEC opener against Auburn. . . . — Map (db m99355) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2003 National Champions
Overall Record:13-1 | SEC Record: 7-1 Head Coach Nick Saban LSU entered the 2003 football season with a potent offense and the potential for a dominant defense. The Tigers ranked 15th in pre-season polls, but question marks were aplenty . . . — Map (db m98403) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2003 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 13-1 | SEC Record: 7-1 Head Coach Nick Saban LSU entered the 2003 football season with a potent offense and the potential for a dominant defense and the Tigers started quickly as LSU opened the season with a 5-0 record . . . — Map (db m99360) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2007 National Champions
Overall Record: 12-2 | SEC Record: 6-2 Head Coach Les Miles Third-year coach Les Miles and the 2007 LSU Tigers looked to build on the momentum from the two previous seasons, each of which produced 11 wins. The Tigers posted a 6-2 SEC record, . . . — Map (db m98525) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2007 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 12-2 | SEC Record; 6-2 Head Coach Les Miles The 2007 LSU Tigers built on the momentum of the two previous seasons, each of which produced at least 11 wins, by posting a 6-2 league record en route to the SEC title. Led by three . . . — Map (db m99356) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2009 National Champions — Tigers
The 2009 Tigers claimed LSU's sixth College world Series title, posting a 56-17 overall record, including a 10-1 mark in NCAA Tournament competition. The '09 season was a magnificent year that began with LSU ranked No. 1 in the polls and ended . . . — Map (db m98049) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2011 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 13-1 | SEC Record: 8-0 Head Coach Les Miles LSU produced perhaps the greatest regular season in school history and one of the finest in all of the annals of college football as the Tigers blitzed to a 13-0 mark, a perfect 8-0 . . . — Map (db m99358) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — A Bench By The Road
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no . . . — Map (db m117112) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — A-7E Corsair II
Wingspan ...........38 Feet 9 Inches Length .........46 Feet 15 Inches Height .......... 16 Feet 2 Inches Empty Weight .......... 19,127 Pounds Maxium Weight .........42,000 Pounds Powerplant......... One 15,000 lbst Allison TF41-a-2 Turbofan . . . — Map (db m96567) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Alan Faneca — Offensive Guard
A dominating blocker, he was LSU's first Outland Trophy finalist and won the Jacobs Trophy as the SEC's best blocker. A 1997 All-American, he anchored an offensive line that led LSU to two SEC rushing titles. After his junior year he was picked by . . . — Map (db m106079) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Albert Richardson — Linebacker
A leader on one of the most suffocating defensive units in school history in 1982, he was a big-play maker from his inside linebacker position. He once recorded 21 tackles in a single game. By the time he left LSU, he held school records for most . . . — Map (db m105879) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ali Highsmith — Linebacker
A three year starter, he earned All-American and All-SEC honors his senior season.He played a key role for an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 in the nation in three categories and he was twice a Butkus Award semifinalist. In his senior . . . — Map (db m107492) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Alvin Batiste — 1932-2007
Considered one of the founders of the modern jazz scene, Alvin Batiste was an avant garde jazz clarinetist and educator. He shared his wisdom and musicianship with numerous students through the Batiste Jazz Institute at Southern University in Baton . . . — Map (db m96601) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Anthony McFarland — Noseguard
One of LSU's most outstanding and colorful linemen, he was named All-American and All-SEC as a senior in 1998. A four-year starter, he finished his career among LSU's career leaders in quarterback sacks with 17. A first round NFL draft pick by . . . — Map (db m106142) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Arsenal Museum
This building, erected c. 1835 as a powder magazine for a U.S. Army Post and Arsenal which used this area from 1810-1885, except in 1861-1862 when held by the Confederacy. In 1962 this building was restored and the museum established. — Map (db m113860) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 8 — Bagatelle Kitchen — c. 1840
The kitchen was built c. 1840 on Bagatelle Plantation near Union, Louisiana. It served as a kitchen originally but was later converted to a schoolhouse that was run by 3 of the Tureaud sisters.

The building was changed back to a kitchen upon . . . — Map (db m112095) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge
Capitale de l'ιtat. Nommιe par Iberville en 1699 d'aprθs le nom indien Iti Humma ou "Baton Rouge". Village fondι en 1721. Passι sous le contrτle des Anglais de 1763 ΰ 1779 et des Espagnols de 1779 ΰ 1810. Il faisait partie de la Rιpublique de la . . . — Map (db m85652) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge Confederate Monument
Erected by the men and women of East and West Baton Rouge to perpetuate the heroism and patriotic devotion of the noble soldiers from the two parishes who wore the gray and crossed the river with their immortal leaders to rest under the shade of the . . . — Map (db m92984) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge High School — Founded 1880
1880-1900 200 St. Louis St. 1900-1912 900 Convention St. 1912-1927 1100 Florida St. 1927-Present 2825 Government St. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places -1986. Presented by B.R.H.S. Alumni Association Founded . . . — Map (db m88562) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Baton Rouge Lakes — City Park Lakes — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The idea to create lakes from the old Perkins Swamp originated in a Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1933, when thousands of men needed work and the relocation of the LSU campus had created momentum for growth of the city southward.

The Baton . . . — Map (db m111270) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Battle of Baton Rouge
On September 21, 1779 Col. Dickson commanding the British post at Baton Rouge Surrendered to Gov. Galvez and his American Allies.

This tablet commemorates this One battle of the American Revolution On Louisiana soil And is placed here By The . . . — Map (db m121370) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779)
To honor and commemorate the men who fought in the Battle of Baton Rouge in the War of the American Revolution September 1779 Which was the only battle of this war fought outside of the original Thirteen Colonies. Placed by the Baton . . . — Map (db m113865) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862
On August 3, 1862, Confederate troops from Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana under General John C. Breckinridge attacked from the east in an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge Union forces holding the city. Casualties were . . . — Map (db m85663) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bayou Fountain — Highland Road Community Park — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Bayou Fountain was once connected to the Mississippi River when springtime flooding flowed over the natural levees just below downtown Baton Rouge, entering the swamps to the east of the river.

Bayou is a word used frequently to . . . — Map (db m111819) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bayou Manchac — (Iberville River)
It marked the boundary between areas possessed by Great Britain and Spain 1763-1779, and Spain and the United States 1803-1810. — Map (db m85830) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Beauregard Town
In 1806 Elias Beauregard commissioned Ira C. Kneeland to subdivide his plantation and sold lots at public auction. Baton Rouge's first large real estate project, bounded by North, South and East Boulevards and the river, was centered around a . . . — Map (db m85064) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Beauregard Town — Established in 1806
Beauregard Town founder Elias Toutant Beauregard was a retired military officer from New Orleans who became fascinated by neighborhood development. After buying a large parcel of land in Baton Rouge, Beauregard envisioned a community that would . . . — Map (db m98527) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ben McDonald — College Baseball Hall of Fame
A right-handed pitcher from Denham Springs, LA., Ben McDonald capped a magnificent 1989 season by receiving the Golden Spikes Award, given by the United States Baseball Federation to the nation's most outstanding amateur player. McDonald, the . . . — Map (db m97773) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ben Wilkerson — Center
He was awarded the 2004 Rimington Trophy as the top center in college football and was one of the most accomplished centers in school history. In four years at LSU he helped lead the Tigers to a 33-8 mark, though his senior season was cut short by . . . — Map (db m106611) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Benjamin Parker Thomas — 1782-1835
On Sept. 24, 1810, a group of West Floridians on horseback, led by Gen. Philemon Thomas and his military aide, Col. Benj. Parker Thomas, seized the old Baton Rouge Fort, ending 30 yrs. of Spanish control of West Florida. The General's daughter . . . — Map (db m92751) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bert Jones — Quarterback
"The Ruston Rifle" -- he had as strong an arm as any quarterback in college history. A 1972 All-American, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting that year. His most notable games were a 1971 win over Notre Dame and vs. Ole Miss in 1972 when. . . . — Map (db m105030) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bill Conti — B. 1942
Bill Conti made a lasting impression on popular culture through his film compositions. His talent for memorable melodies can be heard on the Rocky soundtrack, which brought him widespread acclaim. An alumnus of the LSU School of Music, Bill Conti's . . . — Map (db m115390) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Billy Cannon — Halfback
Perhaps the greatest player ever to don the Purple and Gold, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. He earned virtually every honor possible, including All-American accolades in 1958 and 1959. His 89-yard punt return in 1959 against Ole Miss is . . . — Map (db m100631) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Billy Cannon — 1959 Heisman Memorial Trophy Winner
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Dr. Billy Cannon is among the most heralded and identifiable college football players in NCAA history and is largely responsible for the emergence of big-time football at LSU.

Cannon, who was born in Mississippi and raised in . . . — Map (db m126129) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Billy Truax — End
A consummate tight end, but LSU's offense in his era was geared towards the run and, consequently, his talents as a pass receiver were never exploited. It was mostly his superb blocking that earned him All-American status in 1963. He played 10 . . . — Map (db m104390) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 25 — Blacksmith Shop — c. 1840
This building was originally a double-pen slave cabin from Welham Plantation built circa 1840. Upon relocation in 1871, it was converted to a blacksmith's shop.

It retains its mortise-and-tenon construction, but has been modified with a new . . . — Map (db m112712) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bluebonnet Swamp — Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Interconnectedness is an integral part of life for Bluebonnet Swamp, which helps to alleviate floods and serve as a filter for sediment and pollutants from the surrounding areas.

Bluebonnet Swamp is a combination cypress-tupelo swamp and . . . — Map (db m111780) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bob Petit — LSU
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LSU All-American - 1953-1954 First LSU Player to Have Number Retired - 1954 Member NCAA Final Four Team - 1953 SEC Champions - 1953,1954 SEC Leading Scorer - 1952, 1953, 1954 All-SEC - 1952, 1953, 1954 1,916 points - 27.4 ppg . . . — Map (db m119510) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Brad Wing — Punter
In his first collegiate season, Brad Wing became just the second first-team All-American punter for LSU and the first since 1997. The Australian native led the SEC in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (46 percent). He allowed only . . . — Map (db m107749) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bradie James — Linebacker
One of the most outstanding student athletes in LSU football history, as a senior he earned All-American honors and was named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. He finished his career ranked second in LSU history in tackles, including a . . . — Map (db m100377) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
The area around the swamp was settled over 200 years ago. This 101 acre Louisiana swamp and surrounding highland terrace escarpment is preserved for education and recreation. — Map (db m97685) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Campanile — 1926 1976
"Erected as an enduring monument to memorialize Louisiana's sons and daughters who died in World War I. The memorial was funded and dedicated April 30, 1926 by General John R. McQuigg, National Commander of the American Legion" — Map (db m89333) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Cane Grinder
Stalks of hand-cut sugar cane were transported from the field to the mill in large two-wheeled cane carts drawn by mules or oxen. The stalks were then fed through the mill's grinder. As the mule or ox walked the grinder's arm around, the rollers . . . — Map (db m112057) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 5 — Capitol Building
In 1931, when Governor Huey Long commissioned America's tallest state capitol, he probably never guessed he'd be assassinated inside it four years later. Note how the structure's friezes, marble-work and statuary are as elaborate as the political . . . — Map (db m88738) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Capture of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779
This plaque depicts the surrender of the British fort at Baton Rouge, by Lt. Colonel Alexander Dickson to Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana, on September 21, 1779. Also surrendered were all other British posts along the Lower . . . — Map (db m85222) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Caroline Durieux — "On The Levee" — Lithograph, 1942
Caroline Durieux, a well known lithographer and social artist during the 1930s and 1940s, was Director for the WPA Federal Art Project for Louisiana and a Louisiana State University professor of Fine Art. At LSU, she developed the electron print . . . — Map (db m117115) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 26 — Cemetery
This cemetery is a reproduction created as an example of early cemeteries. Each gravesite features wrought-iron or stone markers that once belonged to lost or flooded cemeteries.

The iron crosses are typical of Spanish-French influences. The . . . — Map (db m114086) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ceremonial Indian Mound
One of a group of mounds probably constructed about A.D. 1000 during the Cole Creek culture period. Surrounded by a large village area, such mounds served as foundations for sacred buildings and as platforms for the chief to address the tribesmen. . . . — Map (db m87446) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Chad Kessler — Punter
He became the first player in college football history to average over 50.0 yards per punt for a full season. He was an All-SEC pick as a sophomore and he exploded onto the national scene his senior season as the country's top punter and earned . . . — Map (db m106120) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Chad Lavalais — Defensive Tackle
He was a driving defensive force behind LSU's run to the 2003 National Championship. A finalist for both the Nagurski and Outland Awards, he earned All-American honors and was named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year. The Sporting News named . . . — Map (db m106262) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Charles Alexander — Tailback
One of the greatest running backs in SEC history, he was the 1977 SEC Player of the Year and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1978.A two-time All-American he set nine SEC records and topped 27 LSU marks. He rushed for more than . . . — Map (db m105128) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Chellis "Mike" Chambers — Athletic Trainer — LSU Tigers 1936
He was largely responsible for the idea and fund raising for a live mascot for LSU. The student body, when asked to name the new tiger chanted the name "MIKE!" Tiger Mike Mascot LSU Tigers Mike is a Bengal Tiger. He stands 7 feet tall, . . . — Map (db m93974) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Battle
Colonel Henry Watkins Allen, later governor of Confederate Louisiana, was severely wounded near here in the Battle Of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862. He fell while leading his Louisiana brigade against the Indiana battery in position on Government near . . . — Map (db m86585) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge — 1862
On August 5, 1862, Confederate Divisions of Generals Charles C. Clark and Donald Ruggles under General John C. Breckinridge attacked Federal forces of General Thomas Williams among the tent camps of the 21st Indiana and 7th Vermont Regiments. . . . — Map (db m43075) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Cannons
These Cannons Fired At Fort Sumter And Presented To University By General W.T. Sherman After The Civil War — Map (db m104456) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Claude Wroten — Defensive Tackle
Considered one of the most dominant defensive linemen in college football in 2005, he teamed with Kyle Williams to give LSU a pair of All-America defensive tackles. A junior college transfer who played two years for the Tigers, he also earned . . . — Map (db m106653) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 13 — College Grove Baptist Church — c. 1870
The church was built in the Gothic Revival Style and exemplifies the style's basic elements: a central aisle, a three-sided apse, and modified lancet windows and doors. The windows are of painted, rather than stained, glass, which was a custom . . . — Map (db m112100) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 27 — Commissary — c. 1850
The Commissary was originally built in 1850 as an extension to an older building at Welham Plantation that acted as a port for shipping and receiving supplies along the Mississippi River. This building was constructed in the Classical Revival . . . — Map (db m112783) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Congregation B'Nai Israel — 1858-2008 — Sesquicentennial
This site was purchased by the organizers of what is today Congregation B'Nai Israel, one of the oldest Reform Jewish congregations in America. The earliest records of the congregation date to 1858. The original charter stated the Congregation's . . . — Map (db m98268) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Corey Webster — Cornerback
One of the nation's top cover cornerbacks, he became LSU's first two-time All-American in more than a decade. As a senior, he was a mainstay for the nation's No.3 rated defense. He tied as LSU single game record with three interceptions against . . . — Map (db m106337) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Craig Steltz — Safety
He made the most of his first full season as a starter, earning All-American honors and he was named a finalist for the Thorpe Award in 2007. He tied an LSU record with three interceptions against Mississippi State in 2007 and his six interceptions . . . — Map (db m107550) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — David LaFleur — Tight End
A punishing blocker and fine pass catcher, he helped lead a resurgence of LSU football in the 1990s. LSU's receptions leader as a senior, he was an All-American that year and was twice All-SEC. He was instrumental in LSU's place as top rushing team . . . — Map (db m106085) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Louisiana by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive . . . — Map (db m113863) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Delta Zeta Sorority
Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in 1902. The second oldest sorority on campus, the Sigma chapter was the first established in the South on November 30, 1917. Find within the walls of this home a sisterhood inspired by . . . — Map (db m95025) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1938-1939
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104461) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1939-1940
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104463) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1937-1938
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104484) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1940-1941
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104675) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dog-Trot House — 1863
Known as the Neal Family Home, this House was originally located in Gardner, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed of hewn pine logs. Building began in 1863, but was not completed until the late 1860's. This house consists of two rooms . . . — Map (db m92485) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 11 — Double-Pen Slave Cabin — c. 1830
The=is two-room house is thought to be the oldest of the other Welham Plantation slave cabins because of its unusual construction. Note the 'one-by-twelve' inch boards across the front. It has beveled edge siding on the front wall. The framing is . . . — Map (db m112056) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Doug Moreau — Split End
His pass catching ability was heralded, but his place kicking was also vitally important. He was named All-SEC in 1964 and earned All-American honors in 1965. He played professionally with the Miami Dolphins from 1966-1970. He is also well known to . . . — Map (db m104401) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Drake Nevis — Defensive Tackle
He continued an LSU defensive line tradition by being named All-American while leading the tigers to an 11-2 mark in 2010. An All-SEC pick as a senior, he anchored an LSU defense that ranked among the nation's best. He became the fifth LSU . . . — Map (db m107612) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Dutch Highlands — 1784-c.1880
Ben Hur Road to Seigan Lane first area settled under Spain by Germans, upon signing of treaty by England and Spain. Where road began. Georg Kleinpeter site, original claimant. Leader in agriculture who grew sugar cane with success, first time on . . . — Map (db m94075) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eddy Furniss — College Baseball Hall of Fame
A first baseman from Nacogdoches, Texas, Eddy Furniss culminated a sterling four-year LSU career by receiving the 1998 Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's most outstanding player. Furniss, a 2007 inductee into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame, . . . — Map (db m97874) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eric Martin — Split End
A converted running back. at one time he held LSU records for season and career catches, yards in game and yards in a season. He was second in the nation in kickoff returns as a freshman, including a 100-yarder for a TD against Kentucky. He was a . . . — Map (db m105995) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eric Reid — Defensive Back
One of the nation's premier safeties, he was a leader on and off the field for the Tigers for three seasons. An All-American and All-SEC player in 2012, he used his size and instincts on the field to put himself in position to make big plays. His . . . — Map (db m107781) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Farquhar Steam Engine Boiler — circa 1915
Originally named the Pennsylvania Agricultural Works, the A.B. Farquhar Company was established in 1856 in York, Pennsylvania. A.B. Farquhar manufactured farm equipment including: cotton, corn and grain planters. The wares were sold internationally . . . — Map (db m112044) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — First Air Mail Flight
The first official air mail flight between cities in the United States landed on the LSU athletic field April 10, 1912. After taking off from the City Park Race Course in New Orleans, aviator George Mestache flew a monoplane with a 32-pound pouch of . . . — Map (db m87473) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — First United Methodist Church
Methodist preachers, known as "circuit riders", began ministering in the Baton Rouge area in the 1820's. The Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated in 1834, Rev. Charles K. Marshall, Pastor. The congregation built their first church near the . . . — Map (db m87270) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of England — 1765-1779
Baton Rouge was situated within the territory which Great Britain received from France at the end of the Seven Years' War. With the creation of the governments of West and East Florida, the former French settlement on the Mississippi became a part . . . — Map (db m91063) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag Of France — 1699-1765
Although Spanish explorers probably saw the Baton Rouge bluffs from the river before Iberville landed here in 1699, Spain did not colonize the area. It became a French possession in 1682 when LaSalle claimed all the land drained by the Mississippi . . . — Map (db m91058) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of Spain — 1779-1810
Spanish troops commanded by Bernardo de Galvez captured the British fort at Baton Rouge on September 21, 1779. Although the historic Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon was the first Spanish flag to fly over the fort in 1785, the national flag . . . — Map (db m91826) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of the Confederate States of America — March 21, 1861 - May 9, 1862
Louisiana seceded from the Union January 26, 1861, and a blue pelican flag replaced the U.S. flag. The National Flag of Louisiana, adopted February 12, 1861, became the second state flag until Louisiana joined the Confederacy March 21. There were . . . — Map (db m91827) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of the State of Louisiana — Adopted 1912
The first usage of the Pelican Flag as emblematic of Louisiana in unknown, but references to flags with a pelican design were made long before the Civil War. The flag was officially adopted by the State Legislature July 1, 1912. On the flag appears . . . — Map (db m91068) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Flag of West Florida — September 23 - December 10, 1810
Under authority of the West Florida Convention, troops commanded by Philemon Thomas captured the Spanish fort and Governor at Baton Rouge September 23, 1810. The independent Republic of West Florida was established and it's blue flag with a white . . . — Map (db m91066) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Former Governor's Mansion
Completed in 1930, this mansion was first occupied by Governor Huey P. Long. It was the official residence of successive Louisiana governors until Governor Jimmie H. Davis moved into the new mansion near the Capitol in 1962. From 1887 to . . . — Map (db m88299) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2 — Fort San Carlos
Boom, boom, boom! Cannon fired all day across these grounds on September 21st, 1779, until the British flag finally came down. The Spanish victor's troops included African-Americans, Native-Americans, and French-Acadian refugees, in this, the . . . — Map (db m87540) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fort San Carlos
Here on a bluff of the river stood the old star-shaped Spanish fort from which the West Florida parishes were governed in Spanish colonial days 1779-1810. It was captured by the forces of the West Florida Republic led by Philemon Thomas, Sept 23, . . . — Map (db m87822) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fort Sumter Saloon
According to local tradition, Charles Weick named his newly purchased saloon the day after Fort Sumter was fired on, 1861, and put the cannon out front for atmosphere. It was one of the city's most popular saloons until prohibition. — Map (db m88273) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fred Miller — Tackle
A stellar lineman for the great LSU teams of the early 1960s, he earned All-America honors as the key blocker for Heisman Trophy runner-up Jerry Stovall in 1962. In his three seasons at LSU the Tigers won two bowl games. He was drafted by both the . . . — Map (db m104388) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley — End
The Tigers' first consensus All-American, some have called him the greatest player in LSU history. A unanimous All-American in 1935 and 1936, he played both ways as an end and led LSU to two SEC titles. He went on to a successful NFL career where . . . — Map (db m99748) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Bevan — Linebacker
Unmatched in desire, competitiveness and commitment, he suffered a debilitating injury his junior year, but by the summer of his senior season he earned a starting role. Among many notable moments, his blocked extra point against Auburn in a . . . — Map (db m104914) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Garig
This was in 1794-1825 the 800 arpent plantation of George Garig, a German settler from Maryland, "a resident of well nown[sic] honesty and one of the most skillful builders of cotton gins and presses in this territory." Because families . . . — Map (db m92852) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Rice — Tackle
A devastating blocker and tackler for the White Team, he played three sports in high school and brought his athletic talents to the Tigers. An All-SEC choice as a junior, he earned All-America honors as a senior in 1965. He helped lead the Tigers . . . — Map (db m104420) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Tarasovic — Center
A junior college transfer who, though he played only one year at LSU, was named both an All-American and All-SEC selection that season. His college career was abbreviated due to military service in the Korean War. After returning from service he . . . — Map (db m100174) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Germain Bergeron House — Built Prior to 1805
The Jean Charles Germain Bergeron House, one of the oldest surviving Acadian dwellings in Louisiana, was moved to the Rural Life Museum in 2005 from the east bank of Bayou Lafourche, three miles from Labadieville in Lafourche Parish. The . . . — Map (db m92483) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Glenn Dorsey — Defensive Tackle
One of the most decorated defenders in LSU history, he was awarded the Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Lott Awards in 2007 and was named All-American his junior and senior seasons. He anchored an LSU defense that twice ranked No. 3 nationally in . . . — Map (db m106828) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Gras-Devall Plaza
These four corners were dedicated for public use in 1809 by Antonio Gras and Edith and Richard Devall. A market was to be in the center, and the corners were used for hitching horses and wagons. — Map (db m87869) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Greg Jackson — Safety
A vital cog in LSU's SEC title in 1988, he led the nation in interception return yardage that year. After tying the NCAA record with a 100-yard return vs. Mississippi State, he later added a 71-yard TD return against Tulane. An All-American and . . . — Map (db m106037) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Herman Johnson — Offensive Line
As well-known for his size as for his talent, he was born at 15 pounds, 14 ounces, making him the largest baby ever born in Louisiana. Eventually he was 6-foot-7, 386 pounds and an All-American and two-time All-SEC honoree. In 2008 he helped anchor . . . — Map (db m107552) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Highland Cemetery
In use since 1815. Interred here, among others, are Armand Allard Duplantier, Sr. (1753-1827), French officer who served with Lafayette in the American Revolution; his wife, Constance Rochon Joyce (1766-1841); and Pierre Joseph Favrot (1749-1824), . . . — Map (db m86928) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Highland Cemetery
Oldest surviving cemetery in Baton Rouge. Dedicated by George Garig as a burial ground in 1813 and deeded to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in 1819. This cemetery holds the remains of American Revolutionary War soldiers Armand Duplantier and . . . — Map (db m92878) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Hilton Capitol Center — Where Huey Slept
One of 200 Historic Hotels of America, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center was first built in 1927 as the Hotel Heidelberg, the city's first luxury hotel and site of noteworthy social and political events. Governor Huey P. Long kept an unofficial . . . — Map (db m104254) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Historic City Park Golf Course
Designed by Tom Bendelow of Aberdeen Scotland. Known as the Johnny Appleseed of American Golf. Oldest municipal golf course in Baton Rouge. Est. in 1928; golden age of golf in America. — Map (db m107398) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 8 — Huey Long Grave
Public service commissioner, then governor, finally U.S. senator, Huey Pierce Long went from obscure upstate lawyer to flamboyant national figure. Along the way, he built a political dynasty—as well as roads, bridges, hospitals and schools. . . . — Map (db m87430) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — In Honor of George Washington — The Father Of Our Country
Unanimously elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (1775-1783) President of the Constitutional Convention (1787) President of the United States of America (1789-1797) A gift to the people of Louisiana by The Louisiana . . . — Map (db m113864) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — In Memory of the LSU Students
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — James Britt — Cornerback
A star on and off the field, he was a stellar defensive back on LSU's outstanding defensive unit in 1982. An injury sidelined him for most of the 1981 season, but he came back for a redshirt senior season to earn All-American and All-SEC player in . . . — Map (db m105406) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jerry Stovall — Halfback
One of the finest all-around players in Tiger history, he was named All-American and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1962. Twice named All-SEC, he was a star defensive back for nine years with St. Louis. He served as LSU's head . . . — Map (db m104389) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jim Taylor — Fullback
Louisiana State University, 1956-57 Green Bay Packers, 1958-66 New Orleans Saints, 1967 After starring at Baton Rouge High School and earning All-American honors at LSU, Jim Taylor became one of the greatest players in Green Bay Packer . . . — Map (db m95925) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jimmy Taylor — Fullback
Regarded as one of the most complete football players to ever play the game, he was named All-SEC and All-American in 1957 and MVP of the 1958 Senior Bowl. He went on to a legendary pro career with Green Bay and New Orleans. The 1962 NFL MVP, he . . . — Map (db m100624) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Joe "Nacho" Albergamo — Center
He was LSU's most decorated player in 1987 for his efforts on and off the field. He teamed with Eric Andolsek to anchor a fearsome Tiger offensive line that paved the way for a school record 4,843 offensive yards. Also an excellent student, he was . . . — Map (db m106000) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 2/6 — John Archer Lejeune — Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps — 1867-1942
During his more than forty years of service with the Marine Corps, John A. Lejeune participated in campaigns in Panama, Cuba, Mexico, France and Germany. He led the famed 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Force, during World War I with valor and . . . — Map (db m88608) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — John Baptiste Kleinpeter — 1797-1861
Corporal, Capt. Thomas Co., LA. Militia, War of 1812. Son of George Kleinpeter who was first to successfully grow sugarcane on these highlands; grandson of Johann George Kleinpeter, the original German settler of 1784, builder of first steam sugar . . . — Map (db m92837) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — John Garlington — End
An incredible athlete whose talents typified his play and teamwork, opponents were timid when it came to attacking his side of the defensive line. Even with his size, he was a speed merchant. In the 1966 Rice game, he picked off an errant pass and . . . — Map (db m104428) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Johnny Rivers — B.1942
One of the biggest pop stars of the '60s, Johnny Rivers reeled off a lengthy series of rock favorites such as "Poor Side of Town," "Secret Agent Man," and "Maybelline." While still a student of Baton Rouge High School, he formed the band Johnny and . . . — Map (db m96568) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Josh Jasper — Placekicker
LSU's first consensus All-America placekicker, he led the nation in field goals and set a school record with 28 as a senior. He booted a school=record five field goals vs. Mississippi State in 2010 and earned All-SEC honors that year. He finished . . . — Map (db m107595) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Josh Reed — Wide Receiver
Winner of the 2001 Biletnikoff Award, he re-wrote the LSU and SEC record books. A consensus All-American, he led the nation in receiving in 2001 and finished his career as the SEC's all-time leader in receiving yards. In all, he set 17 school, SEC . . . — Map (db m99933) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ken Kavanaugh, Sr. — End
A standout receiver for the Tigers from 1937-39, he was named All-American by the Associated Press and finished seventh in the Heisman balloting his senior season. A two-time All-SEC selection in 1938 and 1939, he scored all four touchdowns in the . . . — Map (db m99939) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Kevin Faulk — All-Purpose
LSU's all-time leading rusher, he led the SEC in all-purpose yards as a sophomore, earning All-American honors. He was a consensus three-time All-SEC pick. Among the all-time leading rushers in SEC history, he led the SEC in rushing in both his . . . — Map (db m106038) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Kevin Minter — Linebacker
A finalist for the Butkus Award and All-American in 2011, he led the team in tackles with 130, including 15 for losses. He was named National Defensive Player of the Week vs. Texas A&M. He ranked third in the SEC in tackles and was twice SEC . . . — Map (db m107750) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Korean War Memorial
(Side 1) Korean War 1950 - 1953 Freedon Is Not Free (Side 2) The Korean War June 25, 1950 July 27, 1953 Erected by those who served in honor of the more than 34,000 Americans who made the supreme sacrifice. . . . — Map (db m96845) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Kyle Williams — Defensive Tackle
He teamed with Claude Wroten to give LSU one of the best tackle tandems in the country in 2005. Earning All-America and All-SEC honors that year, he helped anchor a defense that ranked in the nation's top 10 categories. LSU's starting defensive . . . — Map (db m106612) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — La Maison Franηaise & The Honors House
The French House

The French House--La Maison Franηaise--is a Renaissance-style Normandy chβteau built in 1935 as a center for intense study of French language, culture and literature. On April 15, 1935, French Ambassador Andrι de . . . — Map (db m111580) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Lafayette Building
One of the earliest remaining architecturally significant buildings in the city. Originally the residence of Judge Charles Tessier, first Probate Judge of East Baton Rouge Parish, who acquired the property in the early 1800's through the claim of . . . — Map (db m88281) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Lafayette Buildings
342-348 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Erected 1762 Legendary site of Lafayette's 1825 visit. — Map (db m127185) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Lance Smith — Offensive Tackle
An immediate impact player when he arrived at LSU, he earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 1981. His strength was his greatest asset as he was a key blocker for three-time All-SEC back Dalton Hilliard and he earned All-American honors in 1984. A third . . . — Map (db m105997) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Land Grant College / Sea Grant College
(plaque 1) Land Grant College Congress, through the Morrill Act of of 1862, donated 210,000 acres of public land to Louisiana to provide a college "For the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts." The land and underlying . . . — Map (db m91023) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Laron Landry — Free Safety
Considered one of the best defensive backs in all of college football in 2006, he was a semifinalist for the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award that season. A four-year starter, he was named All-American his senior year and finished his LSU career with . . . — Map (db m106809) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial
The Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Monument pays tribute to Families who lost a Loved One in the service of the United States Armed Forces.

The Homeland panel represents the state of Louisiana. The state seal features a pelican tearing . . . — Map (db m126714) WM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State Capitol
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone
This stone came from the foundation of the first building erected for the university, then called the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning located near Alexandria, LA. This building was constructed in 1859 and was occupied by the seminary from . . . — Map (db m91016) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State University & Surrounding Area
About the Area With its Italian Renaissance-style buildings nestled amongst the stately oaks and broad magnolias made famous in its Alma Mater, LSU is truly a joy to behold. The 2000-acre campus, bordered on its western edge by the mighty . . . — Map (db m120266) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College began as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, opening its door for the first session on January 2, 1860 at Pineville, LA. William Tecumseh Sherman was . . . — Map (db m91003) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana Vietnam War Memorial
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Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana's Old State Capitol — North Boulevard at Lafayette
Its architectural style has been both celebrated and criticized, but there's no disputing Louisiana's Old State Capitol is one of the nation's most distinct public buildings. Renowned architect James Dakin chose the building's Gothic Revival design. . . . — Map (db m96602) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Louisiana's Old State Capitol — Museum of Political History
Politics and People Louisiana's Old State Capitol, built in 1850, housed the Louisiana legislature until 1932. The Castellated Gothic statehouse has withstood war, fire, abandonment, and political intrigue. This National Historic Landmark . . . — Map (db m126719) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — LSU Campus Mounds
Hunter-gatherers built these two mounds 5,000 years ago. Part of the oldest earthen-mound complex in North America,they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1999. They are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and . . . — Map (db m87223) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 10 — LSU Former Campus
In 1885, Louisiana State University moved from Mid-State city of Alexandria to this site, taking over the decommissioned Baton Rouge Arsenal. Nicknamed the "Old War Skule" on these grounds LSU saw its first intercollegiate football game, regular . . . — Map (db m87429) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Magnolia Cemetery
In 1852 the town of Baton Rouge bought this property for a cemetery. On these grounds, August 5, 1862, the major action of the Battle of Baton Rouge took place. Louisiana novelist Lyle Saxon is among prominent Louisianians buried here. — Map (db m87227) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — March Of Galvez
Not far from here is the route taken from Manchac to Baton Rouge by the Spanish forces of Bernardo de Galvez in Sept. 1779 in their historic ouster of the British from this territory and the beginning of 30 yrs. of Spanish Domination, 1779-1809. . . . — Map (db m92836) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marcha de Galvez
Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernardo de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. . . . — Map (db m85223) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marcus Spears — Defensive End
A Baton Rouge native and a dominating defender, he was an All-American in 2004 and was twice named All-SEC. In 2004, he led a Tiger defense that ranked No. 3 in the nation. He returned an interception for a touchdown in the 2004 Sugar Bowl that . . . — Map (db m106438) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marvin "Moose" Stewart — Center
One of the dominant players in the early years of LSU football, he lettered three years for the Tigers. He was selected to the Helms Foundation All-American team in 1935 and was later named All-SEC in 1936. He helped pace the Tigers to back-to-back . . . — Map (db m99752) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Massachusetts Memorial
In memory of the officers and men of the Federal Army and Navy from Massachusetts who lost their lives in the Department of the Gulf during the Civil War 1861-1865 Organizations that served in the Department 4th Infantry 26th . . . — Map (db m99056) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Max Fugler — Center
A bulwark member of the White Team in LSU's three-platoon system, he was instrumental in the Tigers' 1958 national title run. Named All-American as an outstanding blocker on offense and incomparable down lineman on defense, his defensive work was . . . — Map (db m100630) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Merci Train
The Louisiana box car of the Merci Train from France expressing the gratitude of that nation presented by Consul General Lionel Vasse to Governor Earl K. Long on February 22, 1949, in appreciation of the generosity of the American . . . — Map (db m92828) WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Merci Train
The French military used boxcars called forty-and-eights to transport goods and soldiers, first in WWI and again in WWII. The boxcars could hold 40 men or 8 horses, hence the name. This is designated in French on the cars: 40 hommes, 8 . . . — Map (db m127004) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mestrovic Court
Ivan Mestrovic was the most prominent figure among Yugoslav sculptors of the current century, and he has a special niche in his country's history of art. The creative activity of this prolific artist won a name for him throughout the world. He . . . — Map (db m91045) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Michael Brooks — Linebacker
He stepped in from his very first game and showed dominance as a defender. His impressive play earned him All-American honors as a junior, and a knee injury early his senior year is the only thing that kept him from being a two-time choice. A third . . . — Map (db m105998) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mike Anderson — Linebacker
The second of three straight LSU All-American linebackers, he was particularly noted for a legendary play at Auburn in 1970 when he stopped a runner on fourth and goal from the one-inch line to secure an LSU victory. An All-American and All-SEC . . . — Map (db m105003) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mike the Tiger - History
Panel 1 About our Tiger Other mascots were proposed during the first 40 years of LSU's football team, but the tiger mascot stuck. From 1896 to 1924, students made paper-machι tigers that they took to football games; however, these man-made . . . — Map (db m126601) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mike Williams — Cornerback
Feisty, aggressive, determined and unyielding: those words best described his play. One of the best defensive backs in LSU history, he was named All-American in 1974 and was a two-time All-SEC player. He was chosen in the first round of the NFL . . . — Map (db m105127) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mississippi River — Scott's Bluff — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Mississippi River - One of the longest rivers in North America - is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Mississippi. At certain points on the southernmost section, the river is one mile wide.

The Mississippi River is one . . . — Map (db m111611) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Morgan House Site
On this site stood the home of Sarah Morgan Dawson (1842-1909) who wrote A Confederate Girl's Diary, which has become a Civil War classic. The diary depicts the occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces. — Map (db m92412) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Morris Claiborne — Cornerback
Winner of the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back, he was also the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and named All-American and All-SEC. He led the nation in interception return yards in 2011 as he led the Tigers to their . . . — Map (db m107667) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 22 — Mound Place Pigeon Cote — c. 1890
Pigeonniers were built to house pigeons, a valuable source of food and fertilizer. French colonists brought the tradition of the Pigeonnier from their native country, where it is considered a status symbol. In Louisiana, plantation owners placed . . . — Map (db m112714) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — National Cemetery
Federal soldiers killed in the Battle of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862, were buried on this site which became a National Cemetery in 1867. Among soldiers buried here is General Philemon Thomas, remembered for his attack on the Spanish fort at Baton . . . — Map (db m87226) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail — circa 1850
The Oak Ridge Jail is believed to be the only surviving pre Civil War wooden jail in Louisiana. The parish sheriff used it to lock up any criminals, whether free or slave. It is of plank construction with no corner posts or framing materials. The . . . — Map (db m88285) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Odell Beckham, Jr. — Kick Returner
One of the most dynamic players in LSU history, Odell Beckham Jr. established himself as a threat to score every time he touched the football. As a junior in 2013, he shattered the LSU single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,315. He was . . . — Map (db m107798) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 7 — Old Arsenal
This 1835 building's 4½ foot thick walls were designed to protect gunpowder stored inside—and help contain the explosion if that protection failed. It was part of an army post that covered these grounds from 1810 to 1885. The Civil War . . . — Map (db m113861) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old Arsenal Museum — Ka-Boom
From 1810 to 1888, the area around the State Capitol was an extensive U.S. Army arsenal and supply depot. Today, the last remaining arsenal is a museum that features replicas of powder-filled casks, as well as interpretive information about 19th . . . — Map (db m98054) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old Post Office
An excellent architectural example of Renaissance Eclecticism, this building was erected in 1894 as the U.S. Post Office. Renovated in 1935 it served as City Hall until 1955, when it was leased and remodeled by a private men's club. — Map (db m87789) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old State Capitol — 1850-1862, 1882-1932
This Gothic Revival structure was designed by James Harrison Dakin. The Louisiana Secession Ordinance was adopted here in 1861. The interior was burned in December 1862 while the building was occupied by Federal troops. Reconstructed by William . . . — Map (db m87892) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old State Capitol — Downtown Baton Rouge
Louisiana's Old State Capitol was built in 1850 and housed the State Legislature and Senate until 1932. The castellated gothic statehouse has withstood war, fire, abandonment, as well as political intrigue. The National Historic Landmark has . . . — Map (db m117121) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol River Road & North Blvd. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Erected 1847-48 Razed by fire 1862.

Seat of State Government 1850-1862 1882-1932. — Map (db m121371) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ole War Skule — 1886 - 1925
Site of the Louisiana State University 1886 - 1925 This marker erected by the last generation of the Cadets of the 'Ole War Skule' To honor the men and women who attended or served Louisiana State University while on these . . . — Map (db m85698) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Oliver Pollock
Commemorating Oliver Pollock, American Patriot and his nine fellow Americans in the Marcha de Galvez Oliver Pollock Representative of the Continential Congress in Spanish Louisiana Agent of the Colony of Virginia and financier of that . . . — Map (db m86603) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge
Incorporated January 25, 1834, the church was built on this site in 1836, Charles K. Marshall, Pastor. Enlarged under the leadership of the Reverend William E. M. Linfield in 1860, it was used until March 28, 1926, when the congregation moved to a . . . — Map (db m88303) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church
Organized May 27, 1827, after twelve years of missionary work by the Presbytery of Mississippi, John Dorrance first minister. Sanctuary dedicated in 1829. Rebuilt in 1854 on the same site and used until 1926 when new building was erected on the . . . — Map (db m85342) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Original Site/Donors of Land
Original Site On February 1, 1968, the donation of 20 acres to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana was received and ground broken on this site by the Rt. Rev. Iveson B. Noland for the construction of Episcopal High School. Donors of . . . — Map (db m97659) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 16 — Overseer's House — c. 1835
The Overseer's House was moved to the Rural Life Museum from Welham Plantation in St. James Parish in 1970. It had been continuously occupied from its construction c. 1835 until the mid-1960s. Welham was sold as an industrial site (Marathon Oil) in . . . — Map (db m112647) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Patrick Peterson — Cornerback
The most decorated defensive back in LSU history, he was a consensus All-American in 2010 and winner of both the Thorpe and Bednarik Awards. He led an LSU defense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in four categories. He was SEC Defensive Player . . . — Map (db m107589) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 4 — Pentagon Barracks
Begun in 1819, construction dragged on for five years because of epidemic yellow fever. It's fifth building (hence the name "pentagon") soon collapsed into a pile of bricks. But the remaining structures survived both Civil War bombardment and nearly . . . — Map (db m87472) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pentagon Barracks — A Four-Sided Pentagon
In 1825, four military barracks were built to support the U.S. Army arsenal that occupied much of today's Capitol Park. A fifth barrack that completed the pentagon arrangement was built so poorly it was demolished shortly after construction. . . . — Map (db m96740) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pentagon Buildings
Constructed 1819-1822 to house U.S. troops. Used as a garrison from 1822-1877 except from 1861-1862 when held by Confederates. From 1886-1925 these buildings and grounds were the site of Louisiana State University. — Map (db m85704) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pigeonnier — (Dovecote) — Circa 1890
Pigeonniers were built to house pigeons, a valuable source of food and fertilizer. French colonists brought the tradition of the pigeonnier from their native country, where it is considered a status symbol. In Louisiana, plantation owners placed . . . — Map (db m88530)
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S. history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, . . . — Map (db m85026) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Piρo House
Little cottage typical of the wood frame residences of early Spanish Town. Originally, the house was one room deep with galleries, front and rear. The original lot, 160 feet wide and extending from North Street to Spanish Town Road was purchased by . . . — Map (db m87282) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 29 — Pioneer Cabin — Mid-1800s
Five generations of one family lived in the Pioneer Cabin until 1960. The cabin was built in the early to mid-1800s in Washington Parish at Sunny Hill near Franklinton. This part of Louisiana was part of the Florida parishes and became part of the . . . — Map (db m114085) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Potts House
Built in the Classic Revival Style between 1846 and 1850 by Nelson Potts, Master Brick Mason, as an example of his craft as well as his home. Potts was one of the major builders of Baton Rouge during the mid-19th century. — Map (db m87278) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Remi Prudhomme
A stalwart of the Chinese Bandits, he was an unusually strong player. His size and weight made him unique and his aggressive temperament was ideal for the role in which he was cast. Named All-American in 1964, he went on to a brilliant professional . . . — Map (db m104391) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Repentance Fountain
During the Spanish domination of Baton Rouge, Repentance Street ran through this area. It was so named because convicted criminals walked along it on their way to receive sentencing at the Commandant's house where the old State Capitol now stands. — Map (db m89001) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Riverfront Plaza — 1984
Located on the first high bluffs rising above the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge derives its name from the French explorer d'Iberville's 1699 description of a red stick or pole dividing the hunting grounds of the Bayou Goula and Houmas Indians. The . . . — Map (db m85944) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Robert Dugas — Offensive Tackle
His academic prowess surpassed his athletic ability, which was considerable. A member of the self-named "Root Hogs" which cleared the way for many of Charles Alexander's record setting performances, he was named All-American in 1978 and Academic . . . — Map (db m105404) HM

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