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April 28, 2017
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Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Pouppeville
English: Named for the merchant Jules Pouppeville and dating back to the 1850s, Pouppeville was once a stagecoach stop. The town was disassembled, carried north by oxen one mile to meet the railroad, and rebuilt at Rayne Station in 1881. . . . — Map (db m103072) HM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters
The United States Army GHQ (General Headquarters) Maneuvers of 1941 were held throughout western Louisiana. These important war games helped to prepare the Army for its future involvement in W. W. II. Through mock battles two opposing armies, the . . . — Map (db m103110) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Kinder, Louisiana
Named for James A. Kinder, who received a homestead certificate for land in 1892. Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway arrived in 1890. Kinder was incorporated as a village in 1903. Patrick E. Moore served as first mayor. — Map (db m103117) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Gardiner-Laborde Home1896
Built by Alfred Dupuy for J. R. Smith. Later home to the Gardiner and Benjamin Laborde families. Full two story Victorian dwelling with upper and lower galleries. Strong Eastlake influence of both interior and exterior. — Map (db m103560) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Laborde Building1926
Arts and Crafts two story brick building built by Dr. E. M. Laborde and Cliffe E. Laborde for commercial use downstairs and dental and legal offices upstairs. Tidewater Marine, Inc., founded here in 1956. — Map (db m103567) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Homec.1916
Arts and Crafts style home built by Roy Watts and home to Carnot Dupuy for many years. Mr. Dupuy, a pharmacist, was mayor of Marksville in 1920 and also served on the School Board. — Map (db m103559) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — Sacred Heart Roman Catholic ChurchMoreauville, Louisiana
The first church for Catholics in the Moreauville area along Bayou des Glaises was built in 1858 and known as St. Hyacinthe's Mission Chapel that was administered by St. Paul's Church, Mansura. Widow Aimee Joffrion Boyer donated the property on . . . — Map (db m99181) 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 — 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 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 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 — 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 — Billy CannonHalfback
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 — Bradie JamesLinebacker
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 — Gaynell "Gus" TinsleyEnd
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 TarasovicCenter
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 — Jimmy TaylorFullback
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 — Josh ReedWide 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 — Marvin "Moose" StewartCenter
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 — Max FuglerCenter
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 — Roy "Moonie" WinstonGuard
A 1961 All-American at guard, he excelled on defense with speed and agility. A born leader who was elected by his teammates as the Tigers' captain in 1961, he earned All-SEC honors that year after playing for LSU's SEC champion baseball team in . . . — Map (db m100629) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Sid FournetTackle
A durable performer, he played guard and tackle on both sides of the ball for the Tigers. He earned All-American distinction in 1954 from seven different media organizations. Fournet was credited with seeing action in 83 percent of the Tigers' total . . . — Map (db m100379) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stories of City Park
Cast Iron Columns The cast-iron columns which supported the former Picnic Hill pavilion structure were originally part of an old Baton Rouge market pavilion that was built in 1859 and razed in 1954.The columns have been salvaged and are now . . . — Map (db m99382) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Confederate Tunnel
"Colonel Johnson had galleries dug under his breastworks through which his men could crawl into the outer ditch and sharp shoot from that..." Lieutenant Howard C. Wright Company C 30th Louisiana Infantry Regiment In order to have safe . . . — Map (db m100640) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Flag of Truce
"At this junction what was supposed to be a flag of truce was raised, and the rebels, thinking it was a signal for a cessation of hostilities, ceased firing along the line, during which the regiment sought and secured a safer position not quite . . . — Map (db m100643) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Fort Desperate Artillery
"Seeing Colonel Steadman's right wing...heavily pressed and in danger of being flanked, I ordered Lieutenant Edrington to open upon him [advancing Union forces] with shrapnel and shell. He fired with great rapidity, coolness and precision" . . . — Map (db m100637) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Sharpshooter Tower
"At the same time the approaches to Fort Desperate were checked by deadly fire of the Arkansas marksmen there, who, perched up in their sharpshooter tower, could fire down into every part of the enemy's ditch, which had now been brought within . . . — Map (db m100638) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Trench
"...he [attacking Union troops] moved...up to my ditch again, and by digging a small place, or bank that intervened between the head of the ravine and the said ditch [the exterior ditch surrounding Fort Desperate]. which was not more than one . . . — Map (db m100642) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Grotto of Our Lady of LourdesCirca 1941
St. Peter's College, a Catholic boys' school, opened on September 9, 1918, and educated young men in grades 1-12. The first commencement was held on June 20, 1922. Inaugural faculty members were Brother A. Arsenius (principal), Brother A. Xavier, . . . — Map (db m99403) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Segura - Labourgeois BuildingCirca 1885
This building, constructed in the late 1880's, served as the easternmost terminus of The Great Fire of 1899. Although its windows were blown out and its second floor interior charred, the brick structure stopped the fire from spreading farther . . . — Map (db m99723) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Sugar Cane Festival and Fair BuildingCirca 1951
This building, dedicated in 1951, was constructed with funds provided by the State of Louisiana. Designed by noted architect Owen J. Southwell, this local landmark, with its sugar cane mill inspired exterior and classic European Renaissance themed . . . — Map (db m99928) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Veterans Memorial BuildingCirca 1949
This building was built on property purchased from Dr. Andrew Emmer by the Iberia Parish Police Jury in 1948 during the period of patriotism following World War II. Designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Town Hays and constructed in 1949, the . . . — Map (db m100171) HM WM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Plaquemine Tribe World War 1 Memorial Tablet
Memorial tablet Dedicated by Plaquemine Tribe To her hero members who took part in the World War of 1917-1918 Henry Dardenne Kill'd in France Dr. H.F. Vulliamy • Dr. A.A.Landry, M. Tullie • Joe Thibodeaux, W. Richard • Elmer Schuler, W.P. . . . — Map (db m99152) WM
Louisiana (Jefferson Davis Parish), Jennings — Le Premier Puits de Pétrole
Le 21 septembre 1901 á Evangéline, á 5 milles au nord-est, le forage du puits no. 1 Jules Clement de la compagnie "Jennings Oil" fut terminé par W. Scott Heywood et ses associés. C'est ainsi que commença l'importante industrie louisianaise du . . . — Map (db m103076) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — 32 - Pounder
This approximately 10-foot long, 32- pounder gun was cast at the Columbia Foundry Georgetown, D.C., for the United States Navy in 1821. It was originally part of the armament of the USS Columbia, until the ship was decommissioned in 1848. . . . — Map (db m100635) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — Fort Livingston
Two miles N.E. on Grand Terre. Land occupied by Jean Lafitte until 1814, purchased by U.S. from Etienne DeGruy in 1834. Fort constructed 1841 to defend Barataria Pass. Site never saw combat. Abandoned after the War Between the States, guns were . . . — Map (db m100013) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — Grand IsleCirca 1781
One of several barrier islands formed about one thousand years ago when the Mississippi River flowed through Bayou Lafourche on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Today Grand Isle is Louisiana's best known island resort. The Island was settled during . . . — Map (db m100006) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — Grand Isle
At Southernmost tip of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island appears in 18th century land-grants. At first part of Orleans Territory, but often administered by Lafourche Parish. Officially part of Jefferson Parish since 1825. . . . — Map (db m100149) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Jefferson — Jefferson Highway
Named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Completed 4 Feb. 1926. "Pine to Palm" route, one of first intercontinental highways. Extends 2,194 miles from Winnepeg, Canada, through Jefferson, ending in New Orleans at St. Charles Ave. and Common St. . . . — Map (db m100376) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Lake Pontchartrain began forming about 5,000 years ago when North America glacier melts caused the Mississippi River to swell and shift to the east. The river deposited sediments into the Gulf of Mexico, creating a broad delta, which would later . . . — Map (db m99364) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Golden Meadow — Golden MeadowCirca 1839
The name Golden Meadow is believed to have come from either the acres of golden rods which bloom in the marshes surrounding the area, or from the expectations of golden returns from the land. Early settlers in the area included Benjamin and Louisa . . . — Map (db m100001) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Leeville — Leeville Cemetery1905
On June 8, 1905, during the yellow fever epidemic, three Leeville residents: Joseph C. Picciola, Camille Rebstock and Adrien Lefort Purchased this plot of land from the Martin Family for the Leeville Cemetery Co. for $95. It became a large . . . — Map (db m100120) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Lockport — Bouverans Plantation House
This Creole and American Greek Revival plantation house was built circa 1860 by Pierre Joseph Claudet, who named it for his native village of Bouverans, France. Except for a brief period, the home has been owned by his descendants. Restored by his . . . — Map (db m99979) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Raceland — Clotilda Plantation
Francis G. Barker, a commission merchant and sugar planter of New Orleans, purchased this site in 1874. His father, Benjamin Barker, came to Louisiana in 1839. Frank L. Barker, Francis' son, built the main house around 1907. The Barkers were also . . . — Map (db m99987) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Acadia Plantation
Originally named Acadie, the name was changed to Acadia in the 1830's. Once owned by Jim Bowie, the hero of the Alamo, whose family owned it from 1827 to 1831. The house was consolidated into one building from two Creole cottages and a shotgun . . . — Map (db m102046) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Annunciation Church
In 1830 the Pontchartrain rail road was built along Elysian Fields to the lake, with half of its route through lands owned by Bernard Marigny. To accommodate settlers, Marigny and his cousin, Nicholas d'Estrehan subdivided the backlands of Faubourg . . . — Map (db m102848) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Carmelite Chapel of St. Joseph and St. Teresa and the Carmelite Monastery
The cornerstone of the monastery was laid in April, 1891, James Freret, Architect, Fred Reusch, Jr, Builder. Founded by the Discalced Carmelite nuns, a contemplative and strictly cloistered order of nuns restored to the primitive rule established . . . — Map (db m102850) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Carmelite Monastery
James Freret, Architect Ferdinand Reusch, Jr., Builder Dedicated on November 12, 1895, as the Chapel of Reparations and Monastery of the Discalced Nuns. The cornerstone was laid in 1891 by Archbishop Francis Janssens. The Carmelites, a Catholic . . . — Map (db m102860) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Civil Rights Pioneers / HistoryMcDonogh No. 19 Elementary School — Site of the Integration of Southern Elementary School November 14, 1960
Civil Rights Pioneers On November 14, 1960, four six-year-old children in New Orleans became the first African-Americans to integrate "white only" public elementary schools in the Deep South. On that day, three girls enrolled in McDonogh No. 19 . . . — Map (db m99584) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Gen. Albert PikeConfederate States Army — 1809-1891 Soldier - Philosopher - Scholar
Grand Commander, Supreme Council 33° Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, southern jurisdiction. U.S.A., 1859 - 1891. Erected April 27, 1957 by the Grand Consistory of LA., 32° Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to . . . — Map (db m102982) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Heinemann Park/Pelican Stadium
Home of New Orleans' first professional sports team, baseball's New Orleans Pelicans. The "Pels" played home games here from the park's construction in 1915 through its demolition in 1957. Negro league teams such as the Black Pelicans and the . . . — Map (db m100503) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lake Pontchartrain
English: Traveled on by Iberville, 1699 and named for French Minister of Marine. Indians called it Okwa-ta, wide water. First port of embarkation was at the site where Bayou St. John flows from this lake. It was first water travel route to . . . — Map (db m99490) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Mater Dolorosa Church
This church came into being in 1899, when the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, established in the Town of Carrollton in 1848, and the Mater Dolorosa German Church, which dated from 1871, were united into a single parish. With the . . . — Map (db m103547) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Saint Maurice Church
In 1852, Most Rev. Antoine Blanc, newly raised to the rank of first Archbishop of New Orleans, founded St. Maurice Parish to serve Fabourg La Course below the Ursuline Convent, then on Jourdan Ave. L'Abbé Napoleon J. Perché, convent chaplain and . . . — Map (db m99226) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — St. Aloysius College1869-1969
Founded in 1869 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart on Chartres Street in the Vieux Carré, St. Aloysius College moved in 1892 to a building on Rampart Street, then in 1925 to a new building at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Rampart Street, St. . . . — Map (db m102859) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The Historic Lower Ninth Ward / Industrial Canal Flood Wall
The Historic Lower Ninth Ward Side A On August 29, 2005, at about 7:45a.m., the Industrial Canal flood wall broke with an explosive sound, heard by many residents near North Johnson Street and Jourdan Avenue. At that time, the Lower Ninth . . . — Map (db m102875) HM
Louisiana (Saint Bernard Parish), Arabi — First Ward Justice Courthouse and Jail
Designed by Henry Daboval and built by J.C. Bourg in 1911. Court held here until 1923 by Justices of the Peace. Three small jail cells remained occupied through 1939. The jail was restored in 1985. — Map (db m99277) HM
Louisiana (Saint Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Versailles Oaks
These Versailles Oaks Were planted in 1783 by Pierre Denis De La Ronde Born New Orleans, April 20, 1762 Died December 2, 1824 Here he also built a French Colonial residence He was Lieut. at conquest of W. Florida. Military Commandant . . . — Map (db m99230) HM
Louisiana (Saint Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Saint Bernard Church
This church and St. Bernard civil parish were named after the patron Saint of Spanish Governor Bernardo de Gálvez who, in 1778, sent Canary Islanders (Isleños) to settle at the Post of La Conceptión, later variously called Terre-aux-Boeufs, De . . . — Map (db m99590) HM
Louisiana (Saint Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Terre-Aux-Boeuf
Here, in "Land of Oxen," in 1788 Governor Bernardo de Galvez appointed Commandant Pierre Phillippe de Marigny to parcel land on the bayou for Canary Islanders. Later, Creole planters bought large estates on the bayou. — Map (db m99368) HM
Louisiana (Saint Bernard Parish), Saint Bernard — Terre-Aux-Boeufs Cemetery
Canary Islanders (Isleños) settled Terre-aux-Boeufs (Cattle Land) after parceling in 1778 by Pierre Philippe Marigny, during regime of Governor Bernardo de Gálvez after whom St. Bernard Church and Civil Parish were named. First burial, June 6, 1787: . . . — Map (db m99445) HM
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), New Sarpy — L'Anse Aux OutardesBustards Cove, 1722
Settled by Canadians, French. Bienville came here in 1699 from Lake Pontchartrain using small waterways, portage. LeSeur and Canadians used the route and were met here by Iberville and Tonti Feb. 24, 1700. It became part of the "Second German Coast" . . . — Map (db m100611) HM
Louisiana (Saint Charles Parish), Saint Rose — Elkinsville-Freetown
After the Civil War in 1873, Palmer Elkins, a free man of color, purchased property, tracts 8, 9, & 10 for $943.50. Mr. Elkins was the President of the St. Mary Benevolent Association and helped to educate freed men of color. In 1880, he asked . . . — Map (db m100384) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Covington — Columbia Street LandingBirthplace of Covington
An active harbor where schooners and steamers once docked. Established in the early 1800's, providing a vital link to other river cities transporting cotton, lumber, bricks, whiskey and mail. Oyster luggers brought fresh oysters regularly through . . . — Map (db m99520) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Covington — Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks
Courthouse Square and Historic Oaks These graceful oaks were planted hundreds of years ago, predating the street plan of 1813. The WWI monument seen in the image on the right is all that remains at this site following the demolition of the . . . — Map (db m100636) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Covington — The Covington Bank and Trust BuildingCirca 1885
Probably the most significant economic development, not only for Covington but for the parish as a whole, was the establishment of the bank. The Covington Bank & Trust was established in these original quarters. It is the oldest commercial building . . . — Map (db m100622) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Covington — The Southern Hotel
At the turn of the 20th century, Covington was famous for its healthful, healing environment. Excursionists came by schooner and by rail to breathe the pine-scented air and drink the pure waters. To accommodate the many guests, Covington, like other . . . — Map (db m103558) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Madisonville — Civil War Earthworks
One of two lines of fortifications excavated from January to March 1864 by Union forces "on fatigue duty" soon after their capture of Madisonville. Intended to defend the town from Confederate attacks coming from the surrounding countryside. The . . . — Map (db m99702) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Madisonville — War of 1812 Memorial
These six men of the 2nd Division 13th Regiment Louisiana Militia fought at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and are buried in unmarked graves Auguste Badeaux             Samuel Ott William Cooper               Charles Parent, Jr. . . . — Map (db m99727) WM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill
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
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
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
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Lake Pontchartrain Causeway BridgeNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
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
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Mandeville — West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish
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
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — 1st United Methodist Church
Oldest Methodist Assembly in Slidell. Founded in a brush arbor on Sept. 26, 1887 as Methodist Episcopal Church South. Joined the Louisiana Conference in 1894. Present site dedicated July 16, 1961. — Map (db m103375) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — City of Slidell CentennialNov. 13, 1888 - Nov. 13, 1988
Named for diplomat and U.S. Senator John Slidell of Louisiana by son-in-law Baron Frederic Erlanger, one of the financiers of New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. Incorporated Nov. 13, 1888. — Map (db m103255) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — John SlidellSon of the South — 1793-1871
In 1883, Baron Erlanger named our city in honor of his father-in-law, John Slidell. Slidell had been a confidant of two American Presidents and a powerful member of the U.S. Senate from which he resigned in 1861, when Louisiana seceded from the . . . — Map (db m103376) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — John Slidell
John Slidell was an American politician and diplomat. Born in New York City in 1793, he later moved to New Orleans, where he practiced law from 1819 to 1835. He married Mathilde Deslonde, a member of a respected family. A member of the state House . . . — Map (db m103417) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — John Slidell1793-1871
John Slidell rose to prominence as a Louisiana politician in the decades before the War Between the States. A lawyer who began his career as a businessman, he moved to New Orleans in 1819. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in . . . — Map (db m103519) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — Slidell Town Hall and Jail
Built in 1907, this building replaced the original wooden Jail and Mayor's Office. It was the Town Hall until 1954 and the Jail until 1963. The town's fire engine was located in the addition from 1928 until 1954. — Map (db m103256) HM
Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — Slidell: An Overview
Slidell, Louisiana was founded in 1883 during construction of a major new railroad from New Orleans to Meridian, Mississippi. The New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad established a building camp at first high ground north of Lake Pontchartrain . . . — Map (db m103422) HM
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Hammond — Friendship Circle
Friendship Circle, designed by Edward Avery McIlhenny, Tabasco entrepreneur and naturalist, serves as the focus of a landscape plan created for the Art Deco buildings that transformed a family farm into a modern college campus between 1939 nd 1941. . . . — Map (db m102968) HM
Louisiana (Tangipahoa Parish), Hammond — Site of 1st Classroom Bldg.
In 1927 Hammond Jr. College bought the 15 acre Hunter Leake Estate at the N. end of Pine. An enlarged servants' bldg. provided classrooms, a library, and labs. In 1928 H. J. C. became Southeastern Louisiana College. — Map (db m102965) 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 (Washington Parish), Bogalousa — Bogalusa's Birthplace
City was born here in 1906 just west of here on Bogue Lusa Creek bank when tents were set for 1st campsite of Great Southern Lumber Co. Portable sawmill was erected to cut lumber to build town and what became world's largest sawmill. — Map (db m103248) HM
Louisiana (Washington Parish), Bogalusa — Robert "Bob" Hicks(Feb. 20, 1929 - Apr. 13, 2010)
Fueled by discriminatory practices & violent intimidation that permeated his community, threatened his family & friends, Mr. Hicks developed an unquenchable thirst for justice & equality. He "sparked the spirits" of people & communities. His . . . — Map (db m103257) HM
Mississippi (Pearl River County), Picayune — Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies
Pearl River County was formed after the Civil War from portions of Hancock and Marion Counties. The following Confederate military units were formed in those two parent counties of Pearl River County. Hancock County: Capt. Robards' Company (Co. G, . . . — Map (db m103258) HM WM
Mississippi (Pearl River County), Picayune — Picayune
Lumber and tung-oil center. Named for N.O. newspaper edited by former local resident, Eliza Jane Nicholson, famed as poet (Pearl Rivers) and pioneer in opening of journalism to women. — Map (db m103251) HM
Mississippi (Pearl River County), Picayune — Southern Railroad Logo
The Logo symbolizes the Southern Railroad which took over the rail system from New Orleans and Northeastern Railroads on or about 1915. The Logo was initially placed in Picayune in 1917 where it remained until it was damaged by construction in 2008. . . . — Map (db m103396) HM
Mississippi (Pearl River County), Picayune — Tank Car CROX 2027
Tank Car CROX 2027 was originally owned by Crosby Chemical Company, then sold to Arizona Chemical Company. When Arizona Chemical closed it was donated to the City of Picayune. The track on which it is located on is an original spur dating back to . . . — Map (db m103250) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
During the Civil War, The Central House Hotel that was located near the railroad was converted to a hospital. When more than 200 soldiers died there from wounds or disease, they were buried here. Many of the men are unidentified. Civil War veterans . . . — Map (db m102961) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Harper Baptist Seminary
Harper Baptist Seminary was organized here in 1941. The school's origin can be traced to Harper Baptist College, formerly located near Gloster in Amite County. Named in honor of Dr. Simon Harper, a former slave and community leader, the college was . . . — Map (db m102866) HM

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