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Mississippi River - Morganza Floodway

Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza area between 1780 and 1890 resulted in 15 major floods affecting Pointe Coupée Parish and all those to the south as far as the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza area between 1780 and 1890 resulted in 15 major floods affecting Pointe Coupée Parish and all those to the south as far as the Gulf of ...

  • louisiana
  • environment

Last Spike

Here was driven the Last Spike completing Canadian Pacific Railway from ocean to ocean November 7, 1885  submitted by Paul Mackey

Here was driven the Last Spike completing Canadian Pacific Railway from ocean to ocean November 7, 1885  submitted by Paul Mackey

  • railway
  • cpr
  • canada
  • bc
  • craigellachie

Red Lion Inn

Submitted by @theonlymfkirke.

Submitted by @theonlymfkirke.

    Bewell's Cross

    Submitted by @theonlymfkirke  

    Submitted by @theonlymfkirke

      William Keith Old Master of California

      WILLIAM KEITH 1838 - 1911  OLD MASTER OF CALIFORNIA  FROM 1885 TO THE END OF HIS LIFE  HIS HOME STOOD ABOUT FIFTY YARDS  EAST OF THIS SPOT 

      WILLIAM KEITH 1838 - 1911  OLD MASTER OF CALIFORNIA  FROM 1885 TO THE END OF HIS LIFE  HIS HOME STOOD ABOUT FIFTY YARDS  EAST OF THIS SPOT "HE WHO IS A BLESSING FOR HIS TIME IS  A BLESSING FOR ALL ...

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      • fifty yards
      • old master

      Dianna and Mayor Peggy Thomsen

      IN LOVING MEMORY OF  DIANNA THOMSEN  1963-2002  AND  MAYOR PEGGY THOMSEN  1940-2014 

      IN LOVING MEMORY OF  DIANNA THOMSEN  1963-2002 AND  MAYOR PEGGY THOMSEN  1940-2014

        Nicolet Watch Tower

          Grand Hotel

          GRAND HOTEL opened 1887 Alphonzo F. Howe architect ...Charles W. Caskey contractor ...CLASSICAL DESIGN THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER

          GRAND HOTEL opened 1887 Alphonzo F. Howe architect ...Charles W. Caskey contractor ...CLASSICAL DESIGN THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER

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          • live forever

          George Villiers

          IN  THIS HOUSE  GEORGE VILLIERS  DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM  WAS ASSASSINATED BY  JOHN FELTON  23. AUG. 1628.  Submitted by @theonlymfkirke  

          IN  THIS HOUSE  GEORGE VILLIERS  DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM  WAS ASSASSINATED BY  JOHN FELTON  23. AUG. 1628.  Submitted by @theonlymfkirke

            Samuel Henshall

            BENEATH THIS CHANCEL  IS THE LAST RESTING PLACE OF  SAMUEL HENSHALL  1764 1807  RECTOR OF THIS CHURCH 1802-7  WHO WAS GRANTED THE WORLD'S FIRST  CORKSCREW PATENT 24th AUGUST 1795  OBSTANDO PROMOVES  ...

            BENEATH THIS CHANCEL  IS THE LAST RESTING PLACE OF SAMUEL HENSHALL  1764 1807  RECTOR OF THIS CHURCH 1802-7  WHO WAS GRANTED THE WORLD'S FIRST CORKSCREW PATENT 24th AUGUST 1795  OBSTANDO PROMOVES  ...

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            • corkscrew addic...
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            Portsmouth Football Club

            Submitted by @theonlymfkirke

            Submitted by @theonlymfkirke

              Wright's Tower

              Submitted by Ben Becker

              Submitted by Ben Becker

                Confederate Navy Yard - Louisiana

                Oneblock west near mouth of Cross Bayou at Red River the ironclad Missouri and ram Webb built. Missouri armored with railroad iron, In 1863 Webb  fought U.S.S. Indianola near Vicksburg. Missouri was ...

                Oneblock west near mouth of Cross Bayou at Red River the ironclad Missouri and ram Webb built. Missouri armored with railroad iron, In 1863 Webb fought U.S.S. Indianola near Vicksburg. Missouri was ...

                • louisiana
                • civil war

                Centenary College of Louisiana

                Founded 1825 at Jackson, LA., by the State of Louisiana, the college was transferred to the Methodist Church in 1845. Relocated  at Shreveport in 1908, Centenary is the oldest privately operated ...

                Founded 1825 at Jackson, LA., by the State of Louisiana, the college was transferred to the Methodist Church in 1845. Relocated  at Shreveport in 1908, Centenary is the oldest privately operated ...

                • louisiana
                • education

                Dodd College

                Private liberal arts junior college for girls, 1927-1942. Founded by Dr. M.E. Dodd, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Shreveport. Two original buildings now part of First Baptist Church. President's Home ...

                Private liberal arts junior college for girls, 1927-1942. Founded by Dr. M.E. Dodd, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Shreveport. Two original buildings now part of First Baptist Church. President's ...

                • louisiana
                • education

                Pickens Cemetery

                Dating from the 1840s, this was once the family burial ground of the Pickens family, planters, of Caddo Parish. Among those buried here is Israel Wilson Pickens, Caddo Parish Sheriff from 1862-1865, ...

                Dating from the 1840s, this was once the family burial ground of the Pickens family, planters, of Caddo Parish. Among those buried here is Israel Wilson Pickens, Caddo Parish Sheriff from 1862-1865, ...

                • louisiana
                • cemetery

                Newtonbrook School Section No. 5

                This #PlaqueFriday, it's also the end of the 1st week of school. #Flashback to the 1-room schoolhouse, when heating was a luxury. This Newtonbrook schoolhouse was built as access to free elementary ...

                This #PlaqueFriday, it's also the end of the 1st week of school. #Flashback to the 1-room schoolhouse, when heating was a luxury. This Newtonbrook schoolhouse was built as access to free elementary ...

                  The Enslaved

                  Beneath this alley of oaks were 20 double cabins that housed enslaved families from 1829 to 1862. They were the workforce for Marigny's Fontainebleau Plantation and included skilled steam engineers ...

                  Beneath this alley of oaks were 20 double cabins that housed enslaved families from 1829 to 1862. They were the workforce for Marigny's Fontainebleau Plantation and included skilled steam engineers ...

                  • louisiana
                  • african-america...

                  Native Peoples

                  Native tribes have lived in this area for over 2,500 years. The oldest evidence dates to 500 BCE from footed pottery shards belonging to people of the Tchefuncte Culture. Hunter-gatherers who enjoyed ...

                  Native tribes have lived in this area for over 2,500 years. The oldest evidence dates to 500 BCE from footed pottery shards belonging to people of the Tchefuncte Culture. Hunter-gatherers who enjoyed ...

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                  • native american...

                  Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter

                  Blues singer from Mooringsport, La. (1888-1949). He played 12 string guitar on Shreveport's Fannin St., sang his way out of prison, and became a folk hero with songs like

                  Blues singer from Mooringsport, La. (1888-1949). He played 12 string guitar on Shreveport's Fannin St., sang his way out of prison, and became a folk hero with songs like "Goodnight Irene," ...

                  • louisiana
                  • entertainment
                  • african america...

                  First Over Water Oil Well

                  The world’s first over water oil well was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911. The Ferry Lake No. 1 was erected by Gulf Refining Co. The well bottomed at 2,185 feet and produced 450 barrels per day.

                  The world’s first over water oil well was completed in Caddo Lake in 1911. The Ferry Lake No. 1 was erected by Gulf Refining Co. The well bottomed at 2,185 feet and produced 450 barrels per day.

                  • louisiana
                  • commerce

                  3rd Caddo Courthouse

                  Parish Judge Washington Jenkins, on Nov. 4, 1840, sold his 2-story frame house to Caddo Parish for a courthouse. A jail replaced the kitchen. Courthouse was sold at foreclosure in 1855 at its own ...

                  Parish Judge Washington Jenkins, on Nov. 4, 1840, sold his 2-story frame house to Caddo Parish for a courthouse. A jail replaced the kitchen. Courthouse was sold at foreclosure in 1855 at its own ...

                  • louisiana
                  • politics

                  Moncla

                  Colonized in the late 1700s.Named forDr. Joseph Thibault Moncla1806-1883   Emigrant of Moncla, France, and husband of Arsene Bordelon. This settlement, on the south bank of the Red River, included a ...

                  Colonized in the late 1700s.Named forDr. Joseph Thibault Moncla1806-1883   Emigrant of Moncla, France, and husband of Arsene Bordelon. This settlement, on the south bank of the Red River, included a ...

                  • louisiana
                  • settlement

                  First Shriners Hospital

                  On this site a dedicated group of men from the Shriners International Fraternity began the legacy of providing free healthcare services to children  by opening the world's First Shriners Hospital on ...

                  On this site a dedicated group of men from the Shriners International Fraternity began the legacy of providing free healthcare services to children by opening the world's First Shriners Hospital ...

                  • louisiana
                  • hospital

                  Marksville "Colored" School Site

                  C.P. Couvillion donated this site in 1905 for the construction of a school for

                  C.P. Couvillion donated this site in 1905 for the construction of a school for "Negroes" in the Marksville area. Its first eighth grade class began in 1933. First graduation was in 1940. Classes were ...

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                  • african-america...