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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), Big Bend — A Historic Landmark
Sarto Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 . . . — Map (db m105643) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Big Bend: Development of a Community
Big Bend is located along Louisiana State Highway 451, adjacent to Bayou des Glaises in a loop through northeastern Avoyelles Parish, between Hamburg and Moreauville. The community was settled in the 19th century by people of both French and . . . — Map (db m105604) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
English Side Prior to 1913, floodwaters from the nearby Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and Red Rivers frequently forced the evacuation of people, livestock and property in the Big Bend area. The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 1915 authorized . . . — Map (db m105571) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge, built in 1916, is a steel truss bridge traversing Bayou des Glaises in the rural community of Big Bend. The Sarto Bridge is a pedestrian and vehicular bridge, one lane wide with a three part centered span mounted on a . . . — Map (db m105786) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — What is the Sarto Bridge?
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge was built in response to flood problems in northeast Avoyelles Parish during the early part of the twentieth century. Frequent flooding between Bayou des Glaises and the Red River resulted in the need to evacuate people, . . . — Map (db m105599) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Bunkie — White's Chapel United Methodist Church
Gothic Revival church built in 1894 by Hugh and Lee Evans on land donated by Wilson A. O'Quin, Sr. It was named in honor of Rev. Frederick White who organized it in 1870. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m107478) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Eola — Fogleman Cemetery — Typical Frontier Cemetery Dating From the Early 1800s
John Fogleman, a native of Virginia, was in this area in 1816, a witness to his sister's wedding in the St. Landry Courthouse. He married Polly Sandefur there Jan. 1, 1819. On Nov. 28, 1853, the estate of the deceased John Fogleman was sold in a . . . — Map (db m107482) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Gardiner-Laborde Home — 1896
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 — Gremillion-Degrusha Home — c. 1915
Arts and Crafts style home built by Judge Phidias Gremillion. Is unique because it features a gabled roof. The wainscoted dining room is highlighted by a plate rail. — Map (db m103700) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — J. Horace Ducote Law Office — c. 1900
Ducote, a local attorney and former Mayor, practiced law from this Victorian brick and frame building at the turn of the century. — Map (db m103692) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Laborde Building — 1926
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 — Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building — c. 1900
Victorian mercantile store built by Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Restored in 1984-85 by attorneys Tucker Melancon and Rodney Rabalais and certified public accountants Aloysia C. Ducote and Van P. Major. — Map (db m103699) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Home — c.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 Church — Moreauville, 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 (Avoyelles Parish), Simmesport — Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some. Some Gave All
VETERANS MEMORIAL All Gave Some. Some Gave All. — Map (db m105943) WM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Catahoula Parish Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives in World War I, II, Korean Action and the Vietnam War. World War I Perry D. Alexandria, Fred D. Baker, John M. Blair, Silas W. Book, Lewis Brooks, Benjamin Burrel, John C. Chevallier, Albert W. . . . — Map (db m103812) WM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Fort Beauregard
One-half mile west was one of four forts built by Confederates in May, 1863 to prevent the ascent of Federal gunboats on the Ouachita River. It was abandoned 1863, but was reoccupied in 1864. — Map (db m103755) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — Harrisonburg Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
Two Indian mounds make up the Harrisonburg Mounds site. The well-preserved conical mound that can be seen from here was built around AD 200. It is 10 feet high and 115 feet in diameter. The other mound is about 200 feet to the northeast. It is less . . . — Map (db m103763) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Harrisonburg — McGuffee Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
McGuffee has as many as 6 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. Several of the mounds are well preserved and visible from the road. A C-shaped earthen ridge encloses the mounds. Radiocarbon dates suggest Indians built these earthworks . . . — Map (db m104674) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Routon Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
Routon has 7 mounds on the west bank of the Ouachita River. The 4 largest are rectangular with flat tops. The other 3 are dome shaped and less than 2 feet tall. The mound visible from the road is rectangular. It is 12½ feet tall and 230 by 180 . . . — Map (db m103811) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Tew Lake Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
Tew Lake has 3 small, irregularly shaped mounds. The 2 in pasture on the south side of Routon Road are almost 4 feet tall. The one north of Routon Road has been reduced in height by plowing and is less than 3 feet tall. Soil studies and artifacts . . . — Map (db m103782) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville Earthworks — Ancient Mounds Trail
The 82-foot-tall "Great Mound" of Troyville once stood here. In 1936, Archaeologist Winslow Walker made this diagram, depicting the size and shape of the mound. Today, only 3 feet of mound fill remains. — Map (db m103774) HM
Louisiana (Catahoula Parish), Jonesville — Troyville Earthworks — Ancient Mounds Trail
An earthen wall and 9 mounds were once a prominent part of the landscape here. Early explorers described the largest mound or "Great Mound" as being 82 feet high, the tallest mound known in Louisiana. The earth-works were built between 100 BC and AD . . . — Map (db m103781) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Churupa Plantation Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Churupa Plantation Mound was built around AD 1000. The mound was constructed in a single episode on top of the remains of an earlier Indian village. Plowing has altered the original conical shape. Today, the mound is 7 feet tall and 150 by 125 feet . . . — Map (db m103784) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Cypress Grove Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Cypress Grove is one of the best-preserved conical mounds in northeast Louisiana. This 10-foot-tall mound is 115 feet in diameter at the base. It was built in a single episode around AD 750. The pond north of the mound may be where soil was removed . . . — Map (db m103806) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — DePrato Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
DePrato has 5 dome-shaped mounds, 3 of which are clearly seen from the road. Flooding has covered the ground and lower portions of the mounds with 2½ feet of sediment. Thus, the mounds appear smaller than their true height of 5-6 feet. . . . — Map (db m103756) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Elkhorn Plantation Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Elkhorn is a 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450. Soil studies indicated that dirt was added during a second state of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the site . . . — Map (db m103761) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, aka The Killer, was born in 1935, in Ferriday, LA, where he began playing piano in his youth with his cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. He grew up listening to broadcasts of the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry on the . . . — Map (db m104041) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with . . . — Map (db m104066) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Lamarque Landing Mound — Ancient Mounds Trail
Lamarque Landing is a conical mound that is 6½ feet tall and 115 feet in diameter. Indians built the mound about AD 1000. Excavations at the site revealed that the mound was built in 3 separate episodes. Lower Plaque This . . . — Map (db m103810) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Mickey Gilley
For most of his career, Pianist/vocalist Mickey Gilley lived in the shadow of his cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, playing a similar fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. In the early '70s, he managed to breakthrough into country stardom, but it wasn't . . . — Map (db m104065) HM
Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Vidalia — Don Josι Vidal
Spanish Commandant Post of Concordia, 1798-1803. Served in Spanish Navy in the American Revolution. Spanish Consul in Natchez. Louisiana Legislature named Vidalia in his honor in 1811. — Map (db m103760) 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 — Alan Faneca — Offensive Guard
A dominating blocker, he was LSU's first Outland Trophy finalist and won the Jacobs Trophy as the SEC's best blocker. A 1997 All-American, he anchored an offensive line that led LSU to two SEC rushing titles. After his junior year he was picked by . . . — Map (db m106079) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Albert Richardson — Linebacker
A leader on one of the most suffocating defensive units in school history in 1982, he was a big-play maker from his inside linebacker position. He once recorded 21 tackles in a single game. By the time he left LSU, he held school records for most . . . — Map (db m105879) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ali Highsmith — Linebacker
A three year starter, he earned All-American and All-SEC honors his senior season.He played a key role for an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 in the nation in three categories and he was twice a Butkus Award semifinalist. In his senior . . . — Map (db m107492) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Anthony McFarland — Noseguard
One of LSU's most outstanding and colorful linemen, he was named All-American and All-SEC as a senior in 1998. A four-year starter, he finished his career among LSU's career leaders in quarterback sacks with 17. A first round NFL draft pick by . . . — Map (db m106142) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ben Wilkerson — Center
He was awarded the 2004 Rimington Trophy as the top center in college football and was one of the most accomplished centers in school history. In four years at LSU he helped lead the Tigers to a 33-8 mark, though his senior season was cut short by . . . — Map (db m106611) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bert Jones — Quarterback
"The Ruston Rifle" -- he had as strong an arm as any quarterback in college history. A 1972 All-American, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting that year. His most notable games were a 1971 win over Notre Dame and vs. Ole Miss in 1972 when. . . . — Map (db m105030) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Billy Cannon — Halfback
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 — Billy Truax — End
A consummate tight end, but LSU's offense in his era was geared towards the run and, consequently, his talents as a pass receiver were never exploited. It was mostly his superb blocking that earned him All-American status in 1963. He played 10 . . . — Map (db m104390) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Brad Wing — Punter
In his first collegiate season, Brad Wing became just the second first-team All-American punter for LSU and the first since 1997. The Australian native led the SEC in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (46 percent). He allowed only . . . — Map (db m107749) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Bradie James — Linebacker
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 — Chad Kessler — Punter
He became the first player in college football history to average over 50.0 yards per punt for a full season. He was an All-SEC pick as a sophomore and he exploded onto the national scene his senior season as the country's top punter and earned . . . — Map (db m106120) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Chad Lavalais — Defensive Tackle
He was a driving defensive force behind LSU's run to the 2003 National Championship. A finalist for both the Nagurski and Outland Awards, he earned All-American honors and was named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year. The Sporting News named . . . — Map (db m106262) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Charles Alexander — Tailback
One of the greatest running backs in SEC history, he was the 1977 SEC Player of the Year and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1978.A two-time All-American he set nine SEC records and topped 27 LSU marks. He rushed for more than . . . — Map (db m105128) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Civil War Cannons
These Cannons Fired At Fort Sumter And Presented To University By General W.T. Sherman After The Civil War — Map (db m104456) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Claude Wroten — Defensive Tackle
Considered one of the most dominant defensive linemen in college football in 2005, he teamed with Kyle Williams to give LSU a pair of All-America defensive tackles. A junior college transfer who played two years for the Tigers, he also earned . . . — Map (db m106653) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Corey Webster — Cornerback
One of the nation's top cover cornerbacks, he became LSU's first two-time All-American in more than a decade. As a senior, he was a mainstay for the nation's No.3 rated defense. He tied as LSU single game record with three interceptions against . . . — Map (db m106337) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Craig Steltz — Safety
He made the most of his first full season as a starter, earning All-American honors and he was named a finalist for the Thorpe Award in 2007. He tied an LSU record with three interceptions against Mississippi State in 2007 and his six interceptions . . . — Map (db m107550) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — David LaFleur — Tight End
A punishing blocker and fine pass catcher, he helped lead a resurgence of LSU football in the 1990s. LSU's receptions leader as a senior, he was an All-American that year and was twice All-SEC. He was instrumental in LSU's place as top rushing team . . . — Map (db m106085) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1938-1939
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104461) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1939-1940
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104463) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1937-1938
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104484) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Distinguished Cadets — 1940-1941
Dedicated by the Louisiana Department Reserve Officers Association of the United States to those Cadets who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding attention to duty their scholarly attainments and their preparation of of . . . — Map (db m104675) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Doug Moreau — Split End
His pass catching ability was heralded, but his place kicking was also vitally important. He was named All-SEC in 1964 and earned All-American honors in 1965. He played professionally with the Miami Dolphins from 1966-1970. He is also well known to . . . — Map (db m104401) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Drake Nevis — Defensive Tackle
He continued an LSU defensive line tradition by being named All-American while leading the tigers to an 11-2 mark in 2010. An All-SEC pick as a senior, he anchored an LSU defense that ranked among the nation's best. He became the fifth LSU . . . — Map (db m107612) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eric Martin — Split End
A converted running back. at one time he held LSU records for season and career catches, yards in game and yards in a season. He was second in the nation in kickoff returns as a freshman, including a 100-yarder for a TD against Kentucky. He was a . . . — Map (db m105995) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Eric Reid — Defensive Back
One of the nation's premier safeties, he was a leader on and off the field for the Tigers for three seasons. An All-American and All-SEC player in 2012, he used his size and instincts on the field to put himself in position to make big plays. His . . . — Map (db m107781) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Fred Miller — Tackle
A stellar lineman for the great LSU teams of the early 1960s, he earned All-America honors as the key blocker for Heisman Trophy runner-up Jerry Stovall in 1962. In his three seasons at LSU the Tigers won two bowl games. He was drafted by both the . . . — Map (db m104388) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley — End
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 Bevan — Linebacker
Unmatched in desire, competitiveness and commitment, he suffered a debilitating injury his junior year, but by the summer of his senior season he earned a starting role. Among many notable moments, his blocked extra point against Auburn in a . . . — Map (db m104914) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Rice — Tackle
A devastating blocker and tackler for the White Team, he played three sports in high school and brought his athletic talents to the Tigers. An All-SEC choice as a junior, he earned All-America honors as a senior in 1965. He helped lead the Tigers . . . — Map (db m104420) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — George Tarasovic — Center
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 — Glenn Dorsey — Defensive Tackle
One of the most decorated defenders in LSU history, he was awarded the Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Lott Awards in 2007 and was named All-American his junior and senior seasons. He anchored an LSU defense that twice ranked No. 3 nationally in . . . — Map (db m106828) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Greg Jackson — Safety
A vital cog in LSU's SEC title in 1988, he led the nation in interception return yardage that year. After tying the NCAA record with a 100-yard return vs. Mississippi State, he later added a 71-yard TD return against Tulane. An All-American and . . . — Map (db m106037) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Herman Johnson — Offensive Line
As well-known for his size as for his talent, he was born at 15 pounds, 14 ounces, making him the largest baby ever born in Louisiana. Eventually he was 6-foot-7, 386 pounds and an All-American and two-time All-SEC honoree. In 2008 he helped anchor . . . — Map (db m107552) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Hilton Capitol Center — Where Huey Slept
One of 200 Historic Hotels of America, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center was first built in 1927 as the Hotel Heidelberg, the city's first luxury hotel and site of noteworthy social and political events. Governor Huey P. Long kept an unofficial . . . — Map (db m104254) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — James Britt — Cornerback
A star on and off the field, he was a stellar defensive back on LSU's outstanding defensive unit in 1982. An injury sidelined him for most of the 1981 season, but he came back for a redshirt senior season to earn All-American and All-SEC player in . . . — Map (db m105406) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jerry Stovall — Halfback
One of the finest all-around players in Tiger history, he was named All-American and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1962. Twice named All-SEC, he was a star defensive back for nine years with St. Louis. He served as LSU's head . . . — Map (db m104389) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Jimmy Taylor — Fullback
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 — Joe "Nacho" Albergamo — Center
He was LSU's most decorated player in 1987 for his efforts on and off the field. He teamed with Eric Andolsek to anchor a fearsome Tiger offensive line that paved the way for a school record 4,843 offensive yards. Also an excellent student, he was . . . — Map (db m106000) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — John Garlington — End
An incredible athlete whose talents typified his play and teamwork, opponents were timid when it came to attacking his side of the defensive line. Even with his size, he was a speed merchant. In the 1966 Rice game, he picked off an errant pass and . . . — Map (db m104428) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Josh Jasper — Placekicker
LSU's first consensus All-America placekicker, he led the nation in field goals and set a school record with 28 as a senior. He booted a school=record five field goals vs. Mississippi State in 2010 and earned All-SEC honors that year. He finished . . . — Map (db m107595) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Josh Reed — Wide 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 — Kevin Faulk — All-Purpose
LSU's all-time leading rusher, he led the SEC in all-purpose yards as a sophomore, earning All-American honors. He was a consensus three-time All-SEC pick. Among the all-time leading rushers in SEC history, he led the SEC in rushing in both his . . . — Map (db m106038) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Kevin Minter — Linebacker
A finalist for the Butkus Award and All-American in 2011, he led the team in tackles with 130, including 15 for losses. He was named National Defensive Player of the Week vs. Texas A&M. He ranked third in the SEC in tackles and was twice SEC . . . — Map (db m107750) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Kyle Williams — Defensive Tackle
He teamed with Claude Wroten to give LSU one of the best tackle tandems in the country in 2005. Earning All-America and All-SEC honors that year, he helped anchor a defense that ranked in the nation's top 10 categories. LSU's starting defensive . . . — Map (db m106612) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Lance Smith — Offensive Tackle
An immediate impact player when he arrived at LSU, he earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 1981. His strength was his greatest asset as he was a key blocker for three-time All-SEC back Dalton Hilliard and he earned All-American honors in 1984. A third . . . — Map (db m105997) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Laron Landry — Free Safety
Considered one of the best defensive backs in all of college football in 2006, he was a semifinalist for the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award that season. A four-year starter, he was named All-American his senior year and finished his LSU career with . . . — Map (db m106809) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marcus Spears — Defensive End
A Baton Rouge native and a dominating defender, he was an All-American in 2004 and was twice named All-SEC. In 2004, he led a Tiger defense that ranked No. 3 in the nation. He returned an interception for a touchdown in the 2004 Sugar Bowl that . . . — Map (db m106438) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Marvin "Moose" Stewart — Center
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 Fugler — Center
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 — Michael Brooks — Linebacker
He stepped in from his very first game and showed dominance as a defender. His impressive play earned him All-American honors as a junior, and a knee injury early his senior year is the only thing that kept him from being a two-time choice. A third . . . — Map (db m105998) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mike Anderson — Linebacker
The second of three straight LSU All-American linebackers, he was particularly noted for a legendary play at Auburn in 1970 when he stopped a runner on fourth and goal from the one-inch line to secure an LSU victory. An All-American and All-SEC . . . — Map (db m105003) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Mike Williams — Cornerback
Feisty, aggressive, determined and unyielding: those words best described his play. One of the best defensive backs in LSU history, he was named All-American in 1974 and was a two-time All-SEC player. He was chosen in the first round of the NFL . . . — Map (db m105127) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Morris Claiborne — Cornerback
Winner of the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back, he was also the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and named All-American and All-SEC. He led the nation in interception return yards in 2011 as he led the Tigers to their . . . — Map (db m107667) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Odell Beckham, Jr. — Kick Returner
One of the most dynamic players in LSU history, Odell Beckham Jr. established himself as a threat to score every time he touched the football. As a junior in 2013, he shattered the LSU single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,315. He was . . . — Map (db m107798) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Patrick Peterson — Cornerback
The most decorated defensive back in LSU history, he was a consensus All-American in 2010 and winner of both the Thorpe and Bednarik Awards. He led an LSU defense that ranked in the top 10 nationally in four categories. He was SEC Defensive Player . . . — Map (db m107589) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Remi Prudhomme
A stalwart of the Chinese Bandits, he was an unusually strong player. His size and weight made him unique and his aggressive temperament was ideal for the role in which he was cast. Named All-American in 1964, he went on to a brilliant professional . . . — Map (db m104391) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Robert Dugas — Offensive Tackle
His academic prowess surpassed his athletic ability, which was considerable. A member of the self-named "Root Hogs" which cleared the way for many of Charles Alexander's record setting performances, he was named All-American in 1978 and Academic . . . — Map (db m105404) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Ron Estay — Tackle
One of the quickest linemen ever to play at LSU, he anchored a defense that allowed the fewest yards in the nation. His junior year he tackled quarterbacks Pat Sullivan of Auburn and Archie Manning of Ole Miss for safeties. In 1971, he was named . . . — Map (db m105028) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Roy "Moonie" Winston — Guard
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 — Sam Montgomery — Defensive End
An intimidating presence at defensive end, he had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2011. He ranked sixth in the SEC in sacks (9.0) and eighth in tackles for loss (15.0). He finished the year with 49 total tackles and four quarterback hurries. He . . . — Map (db m107730) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Sid Fournet — Tackle
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 — Skyler Green — Return Specialist
He set an LSU record by returning four punts for touchdowns in his career and he earned All-American honors in both 2003 and 2005. His touchdown catch from Matt Mauck late in a victory over Georgia is legendary and was critical to LSU's run to the . . . — Map (db m106309) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Stephen Peterman — Offensive Guard
One of the nation's top offensive linemen as a senior, he was a three-year starter for the Tigers. He was an All-American in 2003, a season that culminated with LSU winning the national title. He allowed only one sack in all of 2003. He was drafted . . . — Map (db m106249) 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 Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Todd McClure — Center
An All-American and two-time All-SEC center, he was integral in the success of LSU's all-time leading rusher Kevin Faulk. He helped lead LSU's rushing attack that led the SEC for two years. LSU's starting center beginning midway through his . . . — Map (db m106122) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Tommy Casanova — Cornerback
The only three-time All-American in LSU history, "versatility personified" might be the best description of his myriad talents. Big plays in big games cleared his path to football immortality. At various times he played offense and defense and . . . — Map (db m105000) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Tyler Lafauci — Guard
During his three-year career, LSU compiled a 27-8-1 mark and played in three bowl games. He excelled both as a pass blocker and a pulling blocker. He was a 1973 All-American and All-SEC choice, A brilliant student, he was an Academic All-American . . . — Map (db m105126) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Tyrann Mathieu — Cornerback/Return Specialist
An electrifying player with game-changing ability, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist and won the Bednarik Award as the nation's top defender. He led the Tigers with 76 tackles, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions while . . . — Map (db m107720) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Warren Capone — Linebacker
A two-time All-American, he was another in the long line of Baton Rouge natives who starred at LSU. He started at linebacker for three years and played in three bowl games. He was named All-American in 1972 and 1973 and All-SEC the same years. He . . . — Map (db m105106) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Wendell Davis — Split End
One of the most prolific receivers in SEC history and a two-time All-American, he had 100 or more yards receiving yards in 12 games during his career. He once held the SEC record for receiving yards and ranked among the SEC leaders in three other . . . — Map (db m105999) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Will Blackwell — Offensive Guard
He helped pave the way for LSU's vaunted rushing attack in 2011, pacing the Tigers' first undefeated regular season since 1958 and an SEC title. He started all 14 games for the 2011 Tigers and was named All-American and All-SEC for his efforts. . . . — Map (db m107665) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777
In 1775, Bartram saw near this site, "a grand forest; the trees of the first order in magnitude and beauty" — Map (db m105919) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777
Wm. Bartram, Colonial Naturalist wrote in "Travels" in 1776 on terrain, flora and fauna of area surrounding Baton Rouge — Map (db m105920) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777
Baton Rouge 1775: Arriving by boat, Bartram was a guest here at "a very delightful villa, with extensive plantations." — Map (db m105923) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777
In 1775, Bartram noted near here a "very large and well cultivated plantation" with a "spacious garden" by the house. — Map (db m105949) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — William Bartram Trail — Traced 1773-1777
In 1775, next to Bayou Manchac, Bartram Travelled a "road strait, spacious" and "under the shadow of a grand forest." In memory Of Fred G. Benton, Jr., Bartram Trail Supporter — Map (db m107914) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Yellow Fever Memorial
Lest We Forget The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878 Over 1000 Victims Laid to Rest in Historic Magnolia Cemetery — Map (db m105921) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station One
In the late evening of August 3, 1863, Col. John L. Logan's Confederate cavalry (500 men), approached from the northwest by way of the Jackson-Woodville Road. Their scouts soon subdued the Federal pickets with the aid of local . . . — Map (db m108639) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station Three
As the Confederates kept up the pressure on the retreating Federals in the ravine to your distant front {1}, Sergeant Willis W. Davis of West Feliciana was killed near this intersection {2} while leading an attack at the side of Colonel . . . — Map (db m108664) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station Four
As the remaining gun of the 2nd Vermont rumbled by this point, hotly pursued by Confederate cavalry {1}, the main body of Federal infantry and cavalry {2} made its way, under Confederate pressure, through the woods and ravine and reached . . . — Map (db m108671) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary College's Main Academic Building
Constructed between 1855 and 1857, the Main Academic Building had four stories and contained classrooms, offices, meeting halls, a gymnasium, an observatory (until 1870), and an auditorium that could seat 2,000 people in the central portion of the . . . — Map (db m108620) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The East Wing Dormitory"
The East Wing dormitory was the first of the campus structures to be built. Built between 1832 and 1833, the building was designed by Captain Delafield, and constructed by Alexander Smith of Wilkinson County, Mississippi at a cost of $14,000.00 . . . — Map (db m108617) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The Professor's Cottage"
The Professor's Cottage was built in 1898 and rented to a professor and his family for about $125 per year. It was one of the faculty houses owned by the college, which included another cottage that was identical to it located approximately 40 . . . — Map (db m108618) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Republic of West Florida — Bicentennial — 1810-2010
This stop on the Old Republic Trail honors the wildly independent, freedom loving settlers of Spanish West Florida's Districts of Feliciana, Baton Rouge, St. Helena and St. Ferdinand for their remarkable role in Louisiana history.

These . . . — Map (db m108626) HM

Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Site of Battle of Jackson Crossroads
At noon, June 20, 1863, at the crossroads, a long Union wagon train, escorted by 300 cavalry and 500 infantry, from the 52nd. Mass, Vols., the 2nd. Rhode Island, and Grierson's 7th Ill. cavalry, was ambushed by a Confederate battalion of La. and . . . — Map (db m108615) 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 — Bazus Building — Circa 1880
Originally the Iberia House, the Bezus Building was erected circa 1880 on property purchased in 1868 by Laurent Bazus, a native of Vin-En-Bigorre, France. It is considered the oldest existing structure in New Iberia's downtown. Laurent's heirs have . . . — Map (db m104453) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Evangeline Theater — Circa 1930
After the Great Fire of 1870, the Dreyfus Building was partitioned in 1929, with this portion becoming one of the city's early movie houses, The Evangeline Theater., Opened on April 19, 1930, by the Theodore Sliman Family, the building was renovated . . . — Map (db m104442) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — 20-30 St. Catherine Street and Eduation — Natchez Trails
. Eliza Smith, an antebellum "free woman of color," purchased property on St. Catherine Street in the 1850s. Her daughters and their families built new houses on the property in the 1880s.

28 St. Catherine Street (above) was the ca. 1885 home of . . . — Map (db m108276) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — 300 Block of Martin Luther King Street — formerly North Pine Street — Natchez Trails
300 North Martin Luther King Street (above) is home to the city's oldest funeral business.

Robert D. Mackel (below) opened Bluff City Undertaking in 1898 at the corner of Jefferson and North Rankin Streets. About 1911 he relocated the business . . . — Map (db m108600) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Ceremonial Center
Archaeological and historical evidence indicates that the Grand Village of Natchez Indians was not really a "village." It was the main ceremonial mound center for the Natchez Indians during the period of French exploration and colonization of the . . . — Map (db m104481) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Dr. John Banks House - 9 St. Catherine Street — Natchez Trails
The Dr. John Banks House was built in the Queen Anne style about 1890 and was slightly remodeled in the Colonial Style after about 1905. Frank Robinson, grandson of Dr. John Banks, retired part time to Natchez and restored the house in the . . . — Map (db m106297) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Gloucester Cemetery
Here are buried the families of Winthrop Sargent, 1st Gov. of the Mississippi Territory, and Seargent S. Prentiss, Congressman. "Let no monumental marble deface with its mock dignity the patriot's grave." — Map (db m103804) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Grand Village of the Natchez Indians — Mississippi Mound Trail
Of the six mounds identified on the early 18th-century maps of the Grand Village, three remain. Mound A is now eroding into St. Catherine Creek. Mound B is a pyramidal platform mound, roughly seven feet tall, built in four stages. Each stage served . . . — Map (db m103758) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — History of St. Catherine Street — Natchez Trails
Pre-Civil War St. Catherine Street The road, for the first mile, after leaving town, passed through a charming country, seen at intervals, and between long lines of unpainted, wretched looking dwellings, occupied as 'groggeries' by free . . . — Map (db m106918) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Holy Family Church and School — Natchez Trails
In 1889 Bishop Thomas Heslin started the first parish for Roman Catholic African Americans in Mississippi. He first oversaw construction of a small frame church (above left) on Beaumont Street and brought Father A.N.J. Peters to Natchez to become . . . — Map (db m104502) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Hospital Hill Neighborhood — Natchez Trails
The portion of St. Catherine Street that extends from the site of the Rhythm Night Club to D'Evereux Street was originally part of the property of the city's first public hospital (above).

The hospital fronted St. Catherine and stood on a hill on . . . — Map (db m108586) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Immaculate Conception Shrine c. 1846 — Oldest Extant Outdoor Shrine Dedicated to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
1830: July 18-December 30- The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to St. Catherine Lebourι, Daughter of Charity, in Paris, France 1830: July 27 Revolution - Louis Philippe overthrows King Charles X of France 1832: - First Miraculous . . . — Map (db m104067) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — In Gratitude
In Gratitude To the men and women of Adams County Who served in World War I And to those who died in the line of duty — Map (db m106177) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of High and North Wall Streets — Natchez Trails
Joseph Neibert built Choctaw in 1836 as his mansion townhouse. Neibert was a cotton planter. In the 1830s he and his partner Peter Gemmel, operated the city's most successful building firm, which employed both white and enslaved . . . — Map (db m104476) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Union streets — Natchez Trails
Ethel Clagett and Mabel Porter were among the first women in America to own a car dealership that was not inherited from a male spouse or relative. They opened their dealership in 1914 on Main Street and moved to a larger new facility on . . . — Map (db m108610) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Main and South Union Streets — Natchez Trails
An 1890 view of Memorial Park shows the Confederate soldier monument draped for unveiling. Like many others across the south, it faces north towards the opposing army.The park's creation was part of the Lost Cause Movement that expressed . . . — Map (db m104480) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Pearl streets — Natchez Trails
The two matching brick houses at the corner (behind you) date to 1901 and stand on the site of a brick chapel (no longer standing) built in 1849 by the First Presbyterian Church. The chapel held Wednesday evening prayer services, . . . — Map (db m107249) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Jersey Settlers
Erected, 1968, by Descendants of the New Jersey Settlers Organization (formed 1940) in memory of settlers of 1772, including Captain Amos Ogden. The Swayzes, Thorns & others now rest in the Kingston Cemetery — Map (db m103816) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Jersey Settlers
Erected, 1968, by Descendants of the New Jersey Settlers Organization (formed 1940) in memory of settlers of 1772 & their descendants who rest in Caleb King & Daniel Farrar Cemetery, Kingston Plantation. — Map (db m104044) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Judith Sargent Murray
An early American feminist writer and champion of women's rights, Murray (1751-1820) was also instrumental in fostering the Universalist Church in America. Murray lived for two years at Oak Point Plantation on this site. She died on July 6, 1820, . . . — Map (db m103817) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Kingston
S.E. 1 mile is site of Old Jersey Settlement now known as Kingston. Here settlers from New Jersey organized first Protestant church in Mississippi with Samuel Swayze as pastor. — Map (db m104043) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Mississippi — The Magnolia State
Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th. state, 1817. — Map (db m103799) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Music on St. Catherine Street — Natchez Trails
Alexander Lightfoot "Papa George" Papa George Lightfoot [1924-1971], he lived down the street from the alley I came up in, down on St. Catherine Street....He was a hustler, he had a snowball wagon, he sold peanuts. He would blow his harp . . . — Map (db m108160) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Natchez Bluffs and River Views — Natchez Trails
The Harper family mansion had a spectacular view of the river from the bluff. The construction of the railroad and related development made its land valuable for commerce, and the house and its garden were destroyed to build a large warehouse (no . . . — Map (db m104673) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — 83 — Papa Lightfoot & The Natchez Blues
Side 1The rich legacy of blues, jazz, and gospel in Natchez has often been obscured by the tragic shadow of the notorious Rhythm Club fire that claimed some 200 lives here in 1940. Alexander “Papa George” Lightfoot was one of the . . . — Map (db m105233) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Ravennaside
An outstanding example of Colonial Revival architecture, Ravennaside, built 1902, was the home of Roane Fleming Byrnes (1890-1970) and headquarters for her efforts in the creation and development of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the 444-mile National . . . — Map (db m103821) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Rhythm Night Club
On April 23, 1940, 209 African Americans died in a fire at the Rhythm Club, located at this site. An overflow crowd, which included civic and cultural leaders, had come to hear the Walter Barnes Orchestra of Chicago. Considered among America's most . . . — Map (db m103794) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Rose Hill is the oldest black baptist congregation in the state, with origins dating to 1837. This 1908 building replaces the first wooden church and contains a 1912 Moller pipe organ. Randle Pollard was the first official pastor, serving from . . . — Map (db m105229) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Soldiers Retreat
"Soldiers Retreat," located here, was the home of Ferdinand Leigh and Magdaline Claiborne. F.L. Claiborne (1772-1815) moved to the Mississippi Territory from Virginia in 1807 and served as Brig. Gen. with the 1st Mississippi Volunteers during the . . . — Map (db m105260) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — St. Catherine Creek
In the early 1700's, French colonists established a plantation called the "St. Catherine Concession" on this creek about two miles upstream from the Grand Village. The name was applied to the creek during the French colonial period in the Natchez . . . — Map (db m106308) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — St. Catherine Creek Italian Colony
On January 21, 1905, a number of families from struggling farming communities near Bologna, Italy, left Genoa bound for New York aboard the S.S. Montevideo. Many of these families ventured south, some settling in this area near St. . . . — Map (db m105231) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — St. Mary's Cathedral
In 1837 Natchez was designated the See of the Roman Catholic Church in Mississippi. In 1842 Bishop J. M. Chanche began construction of this structure, the only church built as a cathedral in Mississippi. — Map (db m103791) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — The Forest Plantation
Home and grave of William Dunbar (1749-1810), Scot settler who surveyed the boundary line between the USA and Spain-1798 and led 1st exploration of LA Purchase 1804. World-famed scientist and inventor in Miss. Territory. — Map (db m103857) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — United States Courthouse — Natchez, Mississippi
This building, completed in July of 1853 and known as Institute Hall, was re-christened Memorial Hall in 1921 in honor of veterans of World War I. Re-dedicated in 2007, the structure was extensively renovated and now houses the United States . . . — Map (db m106223) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Views of St. Catherine Street - Western End — Natchez Trails
Photographer Earl Norman stood on Jefferson Street and snapped this view of the intersection of St. Catherine, Martin Luther King and Jefferson streets.

A single column of the portico of Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church appears on the far right. Holy . . . — Map (db m108599) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Voss Family and A-B Motor Company — The Natchez Trails
Axel Voss spoke little English when he emigrated in 1925 from Copenhagen, Denmark. He worked as a mechanic for Chris Anderson and John T. Belt, who founded A-B Motor Company in a backyard garage at 114 St. Catherine. The first Voss business venture . . . — Map (db m103882) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Wharlest Jackson, Sr. — 1937-1967
Wharlest Jackson was a Natchez Civil Rights activist who lost his struggle for racial equality on February 27, 1967. The explosion of a bomb implanted under his truck took his life. Members of the Ku Klux Klan targeted Jackson, because he was . . . — Map (db m105223) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Sibley — Wirt Adams's Raid
On December 1, 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams moved his cavalry from Gallatin to retake Natchez. Finding the city heavily fortified with Union infantry and heavy artillery, Adams moved south of Natchez to Ellis's Cliff, eight miles west of . . . — Map (db m103788) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Washington — Andrew Jackson at Washington
Here, on April 22, 1815, over 200 citizens of the Old Natchez District entertained General Andrew Jackson on his return from the victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. — Map (db m105788) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Washington — Dr. John W. Monette
Scientist-historian (1803-51). Lived Ό mi. S.E. Research on yellow fever brought first quarantine in Old S.W. at Natchez, 1844. Author of scholarly book on the discovery and settlement of Mississippi Valley. — Map (db m105397) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Washington — Foster Mounds — Mississippi Mound Trail
Foster Mounds consists of two mounds located on either end of a large village or plaza. Mound A was built in four stages during the Plaquemine Period, sometime after AD 1400. Its original size and shape have been modified to accommodate the late . . . — Map (db m105230) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Washington — Jefferson Military College
N. 200 yd. Founded 1802. Mississippi's oldest school. Received the first charter to be conferred for any purpose by legislature of Mississippi Territory. — Map (db m105790) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Washington — Washington
Territorial capital 1802-17. Statehood constitutional convention held here in 1817. Legislature met here until 1820. During its great days, it was known as the "Versailles" of the territory. — Map (db m105353) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Elmwood Manor
Located here was a two-story, French Creole house, with two-tiered galleries. Although construction may have begun prior to the War of 1812, the house was not completed until 1828. Situated on a large plantation, with Sea Island cotton its . . . — Map (db m108380) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis
First established as the Elim Baptist Church in 1858, this congregation was dissolved in 1877 and revitalized in April 1896 as First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O.D. Bowen. The church moved to this location on Main Street in October . . . — Map (db m108381) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Hancock County Bank
Hancock County Bank opened on October 9, 1899. Weeks later the bank's board of directors purchased this property at the corner of Main Street and South Beach as the site of a new headquarters. Bay St. Louis's first two-story brick building, the . . . — Map (db m108455) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Old Spanish Customs House
On this site stood the "Spanish Customs House," perhaps the oldest structure in Bay St. Louis. The house is believed to have been built by French colonist Hyacinth Caron in 1787. The date of construction is based on an inscription in the . . . — Map (db m108576) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Our Lady of the Gulf
Established 1847 by Bishop J.J. Chanche, S.S., first Bishop of Natchez. Mother church of Hancock County, third oldest Catholic parish on the Gulf Coast and fifth oldest in Mississippi. — Map (db m108548) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Pearl Rivers
The summer home of George and Eliza Jane Poitevent Nicholson, locally known as "Fort" Nicholson, was located here. Better known as "Pearl Rivers." Eliza Nicholson (1849-1896) was a poet, writer, and published of the New Orleans . . . — Map (db m108581) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — St. Joseph's Academy
On January 7, 1855, a Catholic parochial school was established on this site by the Sisters of St. Joseph who came to Bay St. Louis from Bourg, France at the request of Reverend Louis Stanislaus Buteux, first pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic . . . — Map (db m108514) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — St. Stanislaus College
Founded 1854, by Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Oldest institution of learning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf, the school became college preparatory in 1923. — Map (db m108379) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — F-1 Rocket Engine
Developed by Rocketdyne, five F-1 engines powered the S-1C first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched humans to the moon during the Apollo Program and later to the orbiting Skylab spacecraft. The F-1, with 1,522,000 pounds of thrust, is the . . . — Map (db m107962) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — H-1 Rocket Engine
Developed by Rocketdyne, the H-1 rocket engine burned liquid oxygen and propellant RP-1, a kerosene derivative. A cluster of eight H-1 engines powered the Saturn S-1B rocket's first stage, providing a total of 1.6 million pounds of thrust. — Map (db m107987) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Infinity Eagle
It took technology for our natural occurring species to take wings and leave the earth. This sculpture is yet another gift to the people of the Mississippi Coast from renowned artist Marlin Miller and his son, Preston. All of the metal was . . . — Map (db m108139) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — John C. Stennis Space Center
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announced plans to send humans to the moon. NASA selected this site for an engine testing facility for the Apollo Moon program. During its construction in 1963, nearly 6,100 workers began building three . . . — Map (db m107881) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Logtown
Founded here in 1848, Logtown was home to the Weston Lumber Company, founded in 1889, which became one of the largest lumber milling operations in the United States during the 1920s. By 1961 the last 250 residents were removed to make way for the . . . — Map (db m107866) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Logtown Cemetery and Possum Walk
In the early 1900's, there were 2,000-3,000 residents of Logtown. There was a two-story general store, company offices, homes built in rustic versions of the popular Queen Anne style, a public school with classes through 12th grade, several wooden . . . — Map (db m107883) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Lunar Lander
During the 1960s, this vehicle was used as a trainer by the Apollo astronauts for their moon missions. "The Eagle has landed," said astronaut Neil Armstrong as he and Buzz Aldrin descended in their Lunar Lander onto the lunar surface, . . . — Map (db m108365) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Special Operations Craft Riverine — (SOC-R)
The SOC-R is designed as a high speed boat with ample weapons and equipment capacity. Its primary mission is insertion/extraction of SEALs into a low-to-medium threat environment in a riverine area. Secondary missions include providing fire . . . — Map (db m107880) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — TAO Buoy
NOAA completed the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array for the detection of El Niρo and La Niρa in the Pacific Ocean in 1994 after 10 years of development in which NOAA deployed 400 buoys on 83 separate cruises. Today, NOAA and the Japanese . . . — Map (db m107882) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Pearlington — Tsunami Buoy
In 1995, NOAA began the development of the Deep-ocean Assessment and Detection of Tsunami (DART) system to provide better warnings for tsunami-prone communities. Until 2004, the U.S. operated 6 systems in the Pacific Ocean, however the network has . . . — Map (db m107875) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Waveland — From the People of Waveland
In appreciation and gratitude to all who gave their time, energy, and money to help us recover from Hurricane Camille. On August 17, 1969 our city was devastated, but those who cared came to her rescue. — Map (db m108426) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Waveland — Gulfside Assembly
Originally called the Gulfside Chatauqua and Camp Meeting Ground, Gulfside was founded in 1923 by Robert E. Jones, the first black Methodist Bishop. At the time, it was the only resort in the Gulf Region open to black Methodists. In 1980, Gulfside . . . — Map (db m108598) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Waveland — Hurricane Katrina — 2005
Never has there been such a volunteer effort than was shown after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. We thank all who came to our aid and gave us hope and help after the devastation of this storm. May God Bless. — Map (db m108392) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Waveland — Sea Song Plantation
The home of Andrew Jackson, Jr., a nephew and the adopted son of President Jackson, was located here. Jackson and his wife Sarah, who named the plantation, lived here just before the Civil War. The Jacksons sold the property in 1861. The house, . . . — Map (db m108577) HM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Waveland — The "Pirate House"
According to local tradition, the "Pirate House," located here, was built as early as 1802 and was frequented by famed pirate Jean Lafitte and his associates. Later remodeled as a Greek Revival structure, the house is believed to have a secret . . . — Map (db m108459) HM

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