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The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement - 1984Hale Boggs BridgeAwarded in a National Competitionby theAmerican Society of Civil Engineers.
Marker 1On October 20, 1976, the worst ferry disaster in the history of the United States occurred on the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish. Seventy-seven lives were lost. The people of Louisiana will never forget you.Marker 2"When you pass …
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement - 1984Hale Boggs BridgeAwarded in a National Competitionby theAmerican Society of Civil Engineers.
Settled by Canadians, French. Bienville came here in 1699 from Lake Pontchartrain using small waterways, portage. LeSueur and Canadians used the route and were met here by Iberville and Tonti Feb. 24, 1700. It became part of the "Second German Coa…
After the Civil War in 1873, Palmer Elkins, a free man of color, purchased property, tracts 8, 9, & 10 for $943.50. M. Elkins was the President of the St. Mary Benevolent Association and helped to educate freed men of color. In 1880, he asked seve…
The 48-foot Louisiana Lugger Style Wooden Tugboat is believed to be one of the last surviving of its kind. It was built in Bayou Gauche, Louisiana in 1953 by Joseph "Yep" Dufrene for Victor Matherne.In service: 1953-1980Donated to St. Charles Pari…
Of the thousands that departed France, only 300 German immigrants trickled in to the French Colony of Louisiana in 1721, deluded by John Law's Company of the West propaganda describing Louisiana as "a land filled with gold, silver, copper and lead…
Fifty-three years before the Declaration of Independence, five years before New Orleans had a permanent church, immigrants to the German Coast built on the west bank a log chapel to acknowledge their dependence upon God and to express their thanks…
First constructed of logs about 1740. Burned and rebuilt, 1806. Famous riverboat landmark, twenty-five miles from New Orleans where boat captains traditionally paid off their crews. Again burned and rebuilt about 1921.
This late eighteenth-early nineteenth century Creole house is of statewide significance because of its exceptional Federal woodwork and its rarity as a plantation dependency. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.