Preserving Yesterday's HeritageThe 130 acres of the Camp Salmen Nature Park were once part of the Salmen Brick and Lumber Company. Many bricks used to build New Orleans were manufactured on this site. The only remaining building in the camp is of historical and architectural significance. It is a French Creole residence and one of only 26 buildings in the parish which date before the Civil War. It has been named the Salmen Lodge, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. According to legend, in 1921 an unknown Boy Scout shared an umbrella with Fritz Salmen of the Salmen Brick and Lumber Company. The scout refused a tip, and this led to Salmen's company donating a 72.5 acre tract of land on Bayou Liberty for use as a scouting camp in 1924. In 1956, Fritz's son Fred donated another 35 acres adjoining Camp Salmen.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 228264 N 3354585|
|Decimal Degrees||30.29256667, -89.82520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 17.554', W 89° 49.512'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 17' 33.24" N, 89° 49' 30.72" W|
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|Area Code(s)||985, 504|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 35107-35131 Parish Pkwy, Slidell LA 70460, US|
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