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Destrehan, Louisiana Historical Markers

 
"Denver" Vessel and Marker image, Touch for more information
December 9, 2016
"Denver" Vessel and Marker
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — "Denver"
The 48-foot Louisiana Lugger Style Wooden Tugboat is believed to be one of the last surviving of its kind. It was built in Bayou Gauche, Louisiana in 1953 by Joseph "Yep" Dufrene for Victor Matherne. In service: 1953-1980 Donated to St. Charles . . . — Map (db m100387) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — Destrehan Manor House
Constructed 1787-1790 for Robert de Logny, Inherited by Jean Noel d’Estrehan 1800. Bought from heirs of Pierre A. Rost in 1914 by Mexican Petroleum Co. Donated 1972 to River Road Historical Society by American Oil Co. — Map (db m51607) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — George Prince Ferry MemorialOctober 20, 1976
Marker 1 On October 20, 1976, the worst ferry disaster in the history of the United States occurred on the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish. Seventy-seven lives were lost. The people of Louisiana will never forget you. . . . — Map (db m109564) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — Hale Boggs Bridge
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement - 1984 Hale Boggs Bridge Awarded in a National Competition by the American Society of Civil Engineers. — Map (db m109613) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Destrehan — Mule Barn
Originally erected in 1830 at Glendale Plantation, Lucy, Louisiana. Donated by the Lanaux family, moved and reassembled at Destrehan Plantation in 1997. Dedicated by the River Road Historical Society March 28, 1999. — Map (db m51606) HM

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