“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ponchatoula, Louisiana Historical Markers

1862 Train Wreck Marker image, Touch for more information
September 11, 2016
1862 Train Wreck Marker
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Ponchatoula — 1862 Train Wreck
Near this spot on February 27, 1862 a southbound lumber train collided with a northbound troop train carrying men of Col. Edmond J. Goode's 7th Mississippi Infantry in route to join the Confederate army in Tennessee. The lumber train had failed to . . . — Map (db m97677) HM
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Ponchatoula — PFC Raymond "Mike" Clausen, Jr. Medal of Honor USMC 14 October 1947 - 30 May 2004 —
Citation For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, Marine Aircraft Group 16, First Marine Aircraft Wing, during operations . . . — Map (db m99704) HM WM
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Ponchatoula — Ponchatoula Depot
Original depot built c. 1854 by New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad (later Illinois Central). Burned when Union forces captured town in March 1863. Rebuilt c. 1865. Present depot built in 1894 and remodeled in the 1920's. — Map (db m92123) HM
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Ponchatoula — USS Ponchatoula Memorial (AO-148)
This memorial is dedicated to all the officers and men who served aboard the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) from its commissioning in January 1956 until its retirement from naval service in August 1992. The Ponchatoula was a Neosha Class Fleet Oiler . . . — Map (db m115387) HM WM

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