Sugar Kettle, c. 1800

Sugar Kettle, c. 1800 (HM216Q)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.905', W 92° 4.46'

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Jesuit priests brought sugarcane into south Louisiana in 1751. Soon, a thriving industry was born in Louisiana.A product of the late 18th and 19th centuries, these sphere-shaped kettles which were made from cast iron, were primarily used in the production of sugar. Sugar cane could be made into sugar when the extracted juice was heated, clarified and evaporated in these kettles.The sugar kettle is primarily a product of the South, where large cotton and sugar plantations were located. Since they were made cast iron, these vessels were also used for cooking on the plantation.The majority of sugar kettles were sent off to be melted down for the nation's war efforts during World War II.
HM NumberHM216Q
Placed ByCity of Opelousas Louisiana
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Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588800 N 3378074
Decimal Degrees30.53175000, -92.07433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.905', W 92° 4.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 54.3" N, 92° 4' 27.6" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-865 US-190, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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