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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1V0V_becoming-new-iberia-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
In 1779, a group of about 500 Spanish settlers moved from Malaga, Spain to the banks of Bayou Teche and founded the city of "Nueva Iberia," named after their Iberian Peninsula. It is the only town still in existence in Louisiana to be founded by S…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1V0K_william-g-bunk-johnson-historical_New-Iberia-LA.html
Everyone's heard of Louis Armstrong, the most famous New Orleans jazz trumpeter, but few know the music that inspired Armstrong came from William "Bunk" Johnson in the 1910s. Thirty years later, Armstrong and other jazz enthusiasts lifted "Bunk" J…
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Site of the first organized school for Black students in Iberia Parish, controlled by the Union 6th District Missionary Baptist Association, with Mr. Jonas Henderson, Sr. , principal and a dedicated staff of professionals.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RAG_frederic-henri-duperier_New-Iberia-LA.html
A native of Philadelphia whose family refugeed from Haiti, he settled here in 1816. In 1825 he married Hortense Bérard and purchased land here. A merchant and planter. he and his wife donated in 1837 the land upon which the Catholic church …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MTT_the-united-states-post-office_New-Iberia-LA.html
Although a United States Post Office was established in New Iberia in 1814, local postal facilities were housed in rented space throughout the 19th century. In march 1899, through the efforts of Congressman Robert Broussard of New Iberia, congress…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MTS_the-steamboat-era_New-Iberia-LA.html
Throughout much of the Nineteenth Century, New Iberia was the area terminus for water-borne traffic on Bayou Teche from North and East. Barges, schooners and smaller craft plied the Teche until the coming of the steamboat. In the fall of 1830, the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MTR_shadows-on-the-teche_New-Iberia-LA.html
Shadows-On -The-Teche Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1975 National Park Service United States Department o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MTJ_the-weeks-grove_New-Iberia-LA.html
This building stands in what was known as "Weeks Grove" of Live Oak trees which extended from Bayou Teche southward for several blocks and which for years formed the eastern boundary of the town. About the turn of the century the "Weeks Grove" ser…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MSM_the-erath-building_New-Iberia-LA.html
August Erath, born in Morat, Switzerland, in 1843 came to Louisiana in 1866 married Catherine Becht, and moved to New Iberia in 1876. Erath was a brewer by trade and practiced his art here for a few years. In 1884, he commissioned the construction…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MSL_the-murray-building_New-Iberia-LA.html
Owned by the Fitzhugh Murray family for most of the 20th century, this building was occupied and leased by several buisnesses, including Deblanc and Landry Grocery, Tibby-Rouse Auto Parts, Berard Brothers Towing Company and Nick Fritella's Shoe Sh…
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