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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27NP_oakland-plantation_Lecompte-LA.html
In the early 1800's Josiah Chambers purchased 6,000 acres. His son, Josiah Chambers, Jr., upgraded the property, built a race track and developed transportation links via roads, bayou navigation and railroad, eventually expanding to almost 10…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27NO_spring-bayou_Marksville-LA.html
Spring Bayou in located within the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, which spans more than 12,000 acres in the low-lying , poorly drained Red River backwater system.Spring Bayou is located within Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, which s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27NJ_welcome-to-pollock_Pollock-LA.html
Native Americans first roamed this area of virgin pines and crystal streams. Then it was named Oction by early pioneer settlers. The Civil War Battle at Oction Hill occurred here in 1864. In 1889, Jay Gould, business tycoon and railroad magnate, b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27K4_le-pavillon-hotel_New-Orleans-LA.html
This square of ground on which Le Pavillon Hotel now stands has had many historical associations over the years, which together form an interesting chapter in the romantic story of New Orleans. In the early eighteen hundreds, this property was …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27K1_allees-gwendolyn-midlo-hall_Edgard-LA.html
This monument records the names of 107,000 people held in bondage in Louisiana from 1719-1820. The records were gathered from the database Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, created by noted historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. We have named this mo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27JZ_early-cattle-industry_Welsh-LA.html
(side one - English) Long-horned Spanish cattle introduced by Aroyelles Indians long before the French arrived on the scene; used as foundation stock by pioneers. Acadians and others settled area, 1760's; developed vacheries (cattle ranches) i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27JR_the-slave-quarters_Edgard-LA.html
Before the Civil War, the Whitney Plantation counted 22 slave cabins on its site. They were made of cypress and were located along River Road, downriver from the Big House. Most of the original cabins were torn down in the 1970s to enlarge the r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27H6_new-orleans-and-the-domestic-slave-trade_New-Orleans-LA.html
(front side) In 1808, the US Congress abolished the international slave trade, contributing to a significant increase in the domestic slave trade, or the trafficking of human beings within the boundaries of the United States. During the fifty-sev…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27GY_transatlantic-slave-trade-to-louisiana_New-Orleans-LA.html
(front side) The trade of human beings from Africa to Louisiana began in 1718 with the first slave ships, the Aurore and the Duc du Maine, arriving in 1719. Those ships carried 451 enslaved Africans to the Louisiana colony. Their voyage marked th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27GX_work-begins-on-new-orleans-spring-1718_New-Orleans-LA.html
In this vicinity during March-April 1718, French colonists under the command of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville, first cleared vegetation for the establishment of La Nouvelle Orleans. Bienville, who had first sailed by here in 1699, sel…
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