“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Avery Island, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Iberia Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Iberia Parish, LA (67) Assumption Parish, LA (13) Iberville Parish, LA (31) Lafayette Parish, LA (42) St. Martin Parish, LA (42) St. Mary Parish, LA (46) Vermilion Parish, LA (16)  IberiaParish(67) Iberia Parish (67)  AssumptionParish(13) Assumption Parish (13)  IbervilleParish(31) Iberville Parish (31)  LafayetteParish(42) Lafayette Parish (42)  St.MartinParish(42) St. Martin Parish (42)  St.MaryParish(46) St. Mary Parish (46)  VermilionParish(16) Vermilion Parish (16)
New Iberia is the parish seat for Iberia Parish
Avery Island is in Iberia Parish
      Iberia Parish (67)  
      Assumption Parish (13)  
      Iberville Parish (31)  
      Lafayette Parish (42)  
      St. Martin Parish (42)  
      St. Mary Parish (46)  
      Vermilion Parish (16)  
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1Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — Avery Island Salt DomeJungle Gardens — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Avery Island is a 2,200 acre salt dome located in coastal Iberia Parish. The dome's elevation supports habitats not found in the surrounding marshes, swamps and parishes.Avery Island stands out from the surrounding wetlands, rising at its . . . Map (db m118435) HM
2Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 12 — Bamboo
Jungle Gardens includes one of the oldest timber bamboo groves in America. In 1909, Edward Avery Mcllhenny wrote to the USDA's Bureau of Plant Industry to inquire about growing Bamboo on Avery Island. At the time Mcllhenny believed bamboo could . . . Map (db m126096) HM
3Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 2 — Bayou Petite Anse
Petite Anse actually means "Little Cove"'' in Louisiana French. This particular bayou runs along the west side of Avery Island before flowing south into Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (through the Avery Canal). In the 19th . . . Map (db m118481) HM
4Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 11 — Bird City
Edward Avery McIlhenny was inspired to create Bird City after a British colonial official visited Avery Island. The official told the story of a Rajah in India who built enormous "flying cages” (aviaries) to house his live bird collection. . . . Map (db m199131) HM
5Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 4 — Boat House
This structure is known as the Ward Boathouse. Like Edward Avery Mclhenny, Charles Willis Ward (1856-1920) ran a plant nursery and was an avid conservationist. Around 1910, McIlhenny and Ward met, and with McIlhenny's permission Ward set up a . . . Map (db m118532) HM
6Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 8 — Buddah
In 1936, a year after Jungle Gardens opened to the public, two of McIlhenny's friends, Robert M. Youngs and Ernest B. Tracy of New York City, presented him with a magnificent Buddha statue that they hoped would find an ideal home among his Asian . . . Map (db m118857) HM
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7Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — FactoryMcIlhenny Company — Tabasco —
Edmund McIlhenny concocted the now famous TABASCO® brand pepper sauce in a wooden frame building called the “Laboratory” on the Homestead grounds of the Avery McIlhenny family. A factory built in the early 1900s replaced the Laboratory . . . Map (db m62015) HM
8Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — First Rock Salt Mine
Salt evaporated from brine springs on Avery Island since 1791. On May 4, 1862, workmen enlarging these springs to produce more salt for the Confederacy hit solid salt at a depth of 16 feet. Mining operations, the first of this type in North America, . . . Map (db m195107) HM
9Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 13 — McIlhenny
A self taught naturalist, Edward Avery McIlhenny returned to Avery Island from an arctic expedition in 1898. He shortly took over the family's TABASCO® pepper sauce business. McIlhenny married Mary Matthews of New Orleans and built a house in what . . . Map (db m118876) HM
10Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 1 — Southern Live Oaks
This area was once known as the Hog Lot. It provided green pastures for grazing pigs and horses alike and became part of Jungle Gardens in the 1930s. The live oaks here were planted between the 1860s and the 1920s. Natural groves of live oaks . . . Map (db m126097) HM
11Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 14 — Sunken Gardens
In its day, this garden was an engineering marvel. Avery Island is an extruded "bubble" of a salt dome, formed from the salt of an ancient Jurassic sea that left a vast bed of salt far below the marshy surface along the Louisiana coast. Over the . . . Map (db m119738) HM
12Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — 6 — The Cleveland OakGrover Cleveland
The Cleveland Oak was named for Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), the two-term U.S. President (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). Cleveland was a close friend of Joe Jefferson (1829-1905), the actor of Rip Van Winkle fame who owned nearby Jefferson Island. . . . Map (db m118534) HM
13Louisiana (Iberia Parish), Avery Island — This Buddah
This Buddah Was built for the Shonfa Temple located northeast of Peking, by the order of Emperor Hui-Tsung 1101-1125 Its builder was Chon-Ha-Chin, most noted of ancient Buddah makers.The temple was looted by a rebel general who took . . . Map (db m118855) HM
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Dec. 1, 2022