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Life Saver Candy CEO

In Honor of Edward John Noble 1882-1958 Industrialist  Financier  Philanthropist This Pep-O-Mint replica was his Life Savers Co's first flavor & originally displayed at his Port Chester plant Erected ...

In Honor of Edward John Noble 1882-1958 Industrialist  Financier  Philanthropist This Pep-O-Mint replica was his Life Savers Co's first flavor & originally displayed at his Port Chester plant Erected ...

  • candy
  • edward john nob...
  • port chester
  • gouverneur
  • alan r reno

Pierre Part Bay - Virgin Island Bridge

  The community of Pierre Part in nearly surrounded by water and was inaccessible by land until the Mid-20th century, thus isolated from much of the world. Bayous lace this portion of south ...

  The community of Pierre Part in nearly surrounded by water and was inaccessible by land until the Mid-20th century, thus isolated from much of the world. Bayous lace this portion of south ...

  • louisiana
  • environment
  • waterways
  • cajun

Lake Palourde - Victor Guarisco Lake End Park

  Lake Palourde covers 11,520 acres and is one of a number of large lakes that once existed within the historic Atchafalaya River Basin's 3-million-acre landscape. Lake Palourde is just east of ...

  Lake Palourde covers 11,520 acres and is one of a number of large lakes that once existed within the historic Atchafalaya River Basin's 3-million- acre landscape. Lake Palourde is just east ...

  • louisiana
  • atchafalaya
  • environment
  • waterways

Atchafalaya River - Mr. Charlie Oil Rig

  Because the lower Atchafalaya River is near the Gulf, this area is a popular shipping departure point. But challenges such as combating sedimentation and the close proximity of the three bridges ...

  Because the lower Atchafalaya River is near the Gulf, this area is a popular shipping departure point. But challenges such as combating sedimentation and the close proximity of the three bridges ...

  • louisiana
  • atchafalaya
  • waterway
  • oil rig
  • environment

Atchafalaya River - Morgan City Great Wall

  The first Atchafalaya levee or wall constructed in 1946 was 13 feet tall on both sides of the river. Subsequent floods resulted in its redesign and expansion to the current 21-foot-wall, built ...

  The first Atchafalaya levee or wall constructed in 1946 was 13 feet tall on both sides of the river. Subsequent floods resulted in its redesign and expansion to the current 21-foot-wall, ...

  • louisiana
  • environment
  • waterway
  • atchafalaya

Cypress Swamps - Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum

  Like redwoods, cypress trees can live a long time and grow to fantastic sizes. Prior to largescale logging, south Louisiana and the Atchafalaya Basin were full of large stands of giant cypress. ...

  Like redwoods, cypress trees can live a long time and grow to fantastic sizes. Prior to largescale logging, south Louisiana and the Atchafalaya Basin were full of large stands of giant cypress. ...

  • louisiana
  • cypress trees
  • waterways
  • swamps
  • environment

Bayou Plaquemine - Bayou Road

 Bayou Plaquemine was an important Mississippi River distributary that allowed for boat navigation throughout the Atchafalaya Basin. Travelers left the Mississippi via Bayou Plaquemine, moved west to ...

 Bayou Plaquemine was an important Mississippi River distributary that allowed for boat navigation throughout the Atchafalaya Basin. Travelers left the Mississippi via Bayou Plaquemine, moved west to ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • environment

Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present)

High school opportunities in the parish date to at least 1897, when Eureka Central School in Brusly offered classes to white students in the ninth, tenth, and later eleventh grades. In 1899, the West ...

High school opportunities in the parish date to at least 1897, when Eureka Central School in Brusly offered classes to white students in the ninth, tenth, and later eleventh grades. In 1899, the West ...

  • louisiana
  • education
  • wpa
  • architecture

Bayou Plaquemine - Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site

 Upon completion in 1909, The Plaquemine Lock was an engineering marvel thanks to the unique gravity of water flow system that operated the highest fresh water lock in the world. As a distributary of ...

 Upon completion in 1909, The Plaquemine Lock was an engineering marvel thanks to the unique gravity of water flow system that operated the highest fresh water lock in the world. As a distributary of ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • environment

Mississippi River - Scott's Bluff

 The Mississippi River - One of the longest rivers in North America - is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Mississippi. At certain points on the southernmost section, the river is ...

 The Mississippi River - One of the longest rivers in North America - is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Mississippi. At certain points on the southernmost section, the river ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • mississippi riv...
  • environment

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - Hwy. 1 Intracoastal Boat Launch

The Port Allen Lock connects the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and other points north along the Mississippi River, shortening the distance for ...

The Port Allen Lock connects the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and other points north along the Mississippi River, shortening the distance ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • environment

Bayou Fountain - Highland Road Community Park

Bayou Fountain was once connected to the Mississippi River when springtime flooding flowed over the natural levees just below downtown Baton Rouge, entering the swamps to the east of the river. ...

Bayou Fountain was once connected to the Mississippi River when springtime flooding flowed over the natural levees just below downtown Baton Rouge, entering the swamps to the east of the river. ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • environment

Bluebonnet Swamp - Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Interconnectedness is an integral part of life for Bluebonnet Swamp, which helps to alleviate floods and serve as a filter for sediment and pollutants from the surrounding areas. Bluebonnet Swamp is ...

Interconnectedness is an integral part of life for Bluebonnet Swamp, which helps to alleviate floods and serve as a filter for sediment and pollutants from the surrounding areas. Bluebonnet Swamp is ...

  • louisiana
  • swamp
  • environment

Mississippi River - Port Allen Old Ferry Landing

At one time, all east-west traffic now traveling U.S. Route 190 crossed the Mississippi River via ferry to this site. The ferry was first used by horses and wagons, later by cars and trucks, and ...

At one time, all east-west traffic now traveling U.S. Route 190 crossed the Mississippi River via ferry to this site. The ferry was first used by horses and wagons, later by cars and trucks, ...

  • louisiana
  • mississippi riv...
  • environment

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - Jack Miller Landing

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was designed primarily for commercial traffic but is also used by recreational boaters. It allows vessels and goods to travel more than 1,300 miles through safer waters ...

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was designed primarily for commercial traffic but is also used by recreational boaters. It allows vessels and goods to travel more than 1,300 miles through safer waters ...

  • louisiana
  • waterway
  • environment

Longville, Louisiana

  Established 1906. In 1906, the Long Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, Missouri, under the leadership of Robert A. Long, began building a premier sawmill at Longville, Louisiana. The steam driven ...

  Established 1906. In 1906, the Long Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, Missouri, under the leadership of Robert A. Long, began building a premier sawmill at Longville, Louisiana. The steam driven ...

  • louisiana
  • lumber town
  • village

Kansas City Southern Depot

  Built in 1923, the depot is an outstanding example of Mission Revival architecture, and is one of the most architecturally significant railroad depots in the state. Listed on National Register of ...

  Built in 1923, the depot is an outstanding example of Mission Revival architecture, and is one of the most architecturally significant railroad depots in the state. Listed on National Register of ...

  • louisiana
  • railroad

All Saints Episcopal Church

  Built in 1885 in Patterson, La. and originally known as Holy Trinity. Moved to present location in 1942. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its Gothic Revival ...

  Built in 1885 in Patterson, La. and originally known as Holy Trinity. Moved to present location in 1942. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its Gothic ...

  • louisiana
  • church

Samuel H. Levingston

  A native of northern Ireland, Samuel H. Levingston was born in 1832, the son of George and Margaret Levingston. At the age of fourteen he left Ireland with his brothers, David and John, and his ...

  A native of northern Ireland, Samuel H. Levingston was born in 1832, the son of George and Margaret Levingston. At the age of fourteen he left Ireland with his brothers, David and John, and his ...

  • texas
  • businessman

Evergreen Cemetery

  Local lore places the first burial in this cemetery as early as 1840. When Robert Jackson purchased 35 acres of land including this site in 1853, at least one grave was already present. Jackson ...

  Local lore places the first burial in this cemetery as early as 1840. When Robert Jackson purchased 35 acres of land including this site in 1853, at least one grave was already present. Jackson ...

  • texas
  • cemetery

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

  This church was established in 1863 under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Wood Dunn, an area missionary. The earliest services were conducted in the home of Jerome Swinford. His mother-in-law ...

  This church was established in 1863 under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Wood Dunn, an area missionary. The earliest services were conducted in the home of Jerome Swinford. His ...

  • texas
  • church

First Christian Church of Orange

   The First Christian Church of Orange began in 1885 when a group of residents started meeting for worship services. Some of these charter members were baptized in the Sabine River. The church ...

   The First Christian Church of Orange began in 1885 when a group of residents started meeting for worship services. Some of these charter members were baptized in the Sabine River. The ...

  • texas
  • church

First National Bank of Orange

Until the industrial revolution reached Orange in the late 1880s, most banking needs in the area were handled through Galveston.The growth of Orange as a lumber center and deep water port, however, ...

Until the industrial revolution reached Orange in the late 1880s, most banking needs in the area were handled through Galveston.The growth of Orange as a lumber center and deep water port, however, ...

  • texas
  • commerce
  • bank

Colonel Thos. D. Boyd Tree

This Tree Planted March 7, 1927ForColonel Thos. D.BoydByDr. James Arthur TuckerUniversity Physician

This Tree Planted March 7, 1927ForColonel Thos. D.BoydByDr. James Arthur TuckerUniversity Physician

  • louisiana
  • university
  • tree

St. Emma Plantation

  Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in ...

  Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in ...

  • louisiana
  • civil war
  • plantation
  • antebellum