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Church Alley. . Frédéric Henri Duperier originally donated Church Alley to the City of New lberia. The Duperier family lived across the Bayou Teche in the mansion that was to become Mt. Carmel Academy. In 1837, Duperier donated the l…
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Louisiana's First Black Female Physician Dr. Emma Wakefield~Paillet. (November 21,1868-August 26, 1946). . In 1897, Dr. Emma Wakefield became the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in Louisiana. Born and raised in New Iberia to state sena…
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Church Alley. Circa 1837. . Frédéric Henri Dupérier, under whose leadership New Iberia was incorporated in 1839, along with his wife, HortenseE Bérard, donated the land for St. Peter's Catholic Church in 1837. Dup&eacu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2930_sunken-garden_New-Iberia-LA.html
In its day, this garden was an engineering marvel. Avery Island is an extruded "bubble" of a salt dome, formed from the salt of an ancient Jurassic sea that left a vast bed of salt far below the marshy surface along the Louisiana coast. Over the m…
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A self taught naturalist, Edward Avery McIlhenny returned to Avery Island from an artic expedition in 1898. He shortly took over the family's TABASCO┬« pepper sauce business. McIlhenny married Mary Matthews of New Orleans and built a house in what…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28JS_bird-city_New-Iberia-LA.html
Edward Avery Mcllhenny was inspired to create Bird City after a British colonial official visited Avery Island. The official told the story of a Rajah in India who built enormous "flying cages" (aviaries) to house his live bird collection. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28J6_this-buddah_Avery-Island-LA.html
This Buddah Was built for the Shonfa Templelocated northeast of Peking, by the order of Emperor Hui-Tsung1101-1125 Its builder was Chon-Ha-Chin, most noted of ancient Buddah makers.The temple was looted by a rebel general who took the statue as p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28J5_buddah_Avery-Island-LA.html
In 1936, a year after Jungle Gardens opened to the public, two of Mcllhenny's friends, Robert M. Youngs and Ernest B. Tracy of New York City, presented him with a magnificent Buddha statue that they hoped would find an ideal home among his Asia…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28IT_lake-peigneur_New-Iberia-LA.html
A lone chimney rises above the surface of Lake Peigneur as a reminder of the unusual disaster that occurred here in 1980.More than 140 years ago, Lake Peigneur was described as the most beautiful lake in the South. The present-day lake and adjacen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28DG_bayou-carlin-cove_Delcambre-LA.html
The Port of Delcambre is an important hub for seafood processing and shipping. It is situated within a rich system of coastal wetlands and web of waterways that connect to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.Delcambre is a small seapo…
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