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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mandeville
Mandeville, Louisiana and Vicinity
▶ St. Tammany Parish (48) ▶ Jefferson Parish (85) ▶ Orleans Parish (345) ▶ St. Bernard Parish (62) ▶ Tangipahoa Parish (29) ▶ Washington Parish (11) ▶ Hancock County, Mississippi (31) ▶ Pearl River County, Mississippi (8)
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|On October 16, 1779, the British living between "Bayou La Combe and the River Tanchipaho," surrendered to Captain William Pickles who had won a naval battle off this shore on September 10, 1779, and thereby ended the Revolutionary War in Louisiana. — — Map (db m98937) HM|
|These ruins are all that remain of Fountainebleau Plantation, once the summer home and plantation of Bernard de Marigny. Born in 1785 to a family closely tied to the earliest colonial efforts in Louisiana, Marigny accumulated and lost a fortune in . . . — — Map (db m103252) HM|
| Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who Died In The Defense Of Our Country And All Who Served In The Cause Of Freedom — — Map (db m125146) WM|
|At 23.87 miles long, the Causeway is the world's longest bridge over water. The first span was completed in August 1956. Due to increased traffic, a second span opened in May 1969. The Causeway piloted major construction of prefabricated, . . . — — Map (db m99537) HM|
|The original 23.86 mile-long structure, which now carries the Southbound traffic, was designed by the firm of Palmer & Baker. When opened in 1956, the structure was the longest bridge in the world by more than 15 miles. In building the bridge, which . . . — — Map (db m99805) HM|
| Native tribes have lived in this area for over 2,500 years. The oldest evidence dates to 500 BCE from footed pottery shards belonging to people of the Tchefuncte Culture. Hunter-gatherers who enjoyed a diet of fish, clams, and alligator, were known . . . — — Map (db m139151) HM|
|Early in the eighteenth century, Catholic missionaries evangelized Choctaw, Chinchuba and other Indian tribes and sub-tribes on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, among pioneer priests was Fr. Michael Baudouin, S.J., superior of the Jesuit . . . — — Map (db m98907) HM|
| This sugar mill operated similarly to other steam-powered mills of the mid 1800's. Molasses was drawn out of raw sugar cane by heating it in five kettles known as the "batterie." The cane juice was transferred from the largest kettle called the . . . — — Map (db m105877) HM|
|Beneath this alley of oaks were 20 double cabins that housed enslaved families from 1829 to 1862. They were the workforce for Marigny's Fontainebleau Plantation and included skilled steam engineers who managed the power source for the sugar presses . . . — — Map (db m139148) HM|
|St. Tammany Parish was among the Spanish-governed West Florida parishes and not included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Residents revolted against Spanish rule September 1810, creating the Republic of West Florida. The republic lasted 74 days, . . . — — Map (db m99523) HM|