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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E7B_louisianas-first-black-female-physician-dr-emma-wakefield-paillet_New-Iberia-LA.html
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/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/HM28A6_the-cleveland-oak_New-Iberia-LA.html
The Cleveland Oak was named for Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), the two-term U.S. President (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). Cleveland was a close friend of Joe Jefferson (1829-1905), the actor of Rip Van Winkle fame who owned nearby Jefferson Island.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM289L_bayou-petite-anse_New-Iberia-LA.html
Petite Anse actually means "Little Cove"'' in Louisiana French. This particular bayou runs along the west side of Avery Island before flowing south into Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (through the Avery Canal). In the 19th century schoon…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM288E_avery-island-salt-dome_New-Iberia-LA.html
Avery Island is a 2,200 acre salt dome located in coastal Iberia Parish. The dome's elevation supports habitats not found in the surrounding marshes, swamps and parishes.Avery Island stands out from the surrounding wetlands, rising at its highest …
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