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English sideOver 200 persons were killed when a giant tidal wave hit last island, 45 miles south of Houma, on June 10, 1856. The resort was a playground for southern aristocrats. Fishermen (with boats) call it a Sportsman''s Paradise.French SideIS…
On September 21, 1779Col. Dickson commanding the British post at Baton RougeSurrendered toGov. Galvez and his American Allies.This tablet commemorates thisOne battle of the American RevolutionOn Louisiana soilAnd is placed hereBy The Louisiana Soc…
Old State CapitolRiver Road & North Blvd.Baton Rouge, LouisianaErected 1847-48Razed by fire 1862.Seat of StateGovernment1850-1862 1882-1932.
Full two story frame structure housing a business and hotel. Property originally owned by Madame Marc Eliché. Purchased in the 1940's by Jules Moreau for a "pressing shop". Also housed a tractor dealership at one time.
Arts and Crafts style frame home built by Louis Garrot, a local merchant. Oldest family dwelling on Cappel Street.
Author of History of Avoyelles Parish, Louisianapublished in 1943. Was an Asst. Professor of Spanish and French at Louisiana State Normal College, Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Congregation established in 1881 as a mission from St. James Church in Alexandria. Rev. W.S. Slack was pastor of the church on this site in 1902.
Route used by Civil War troops. It led from Mississippi River over swamp ridges, Indian trails, through Chackbay (Chegby), Thibodaux and Bayou Lafourche areas, to Attakapas country. Local militia units took active parts in Civil War engagements.
Insley once had up to 13 mounds. Only 2 are visible from the road. The closest one is 10½ feet tall and rectangular with a flat top. The mound farther north is 20 feet tall, but was 5 feet taller before fill was removed from its top. Indians …
Scott Place is a 5-mound complex dating to around AD 1200. Four of the mounds are well preserved. The largest is a platform mound and is 11 feet tall. The other 4 are dome shaped and are more difficult to see from this spot. One is almost 7 feet t…