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Methodist-Episcopal church

The Methodist-Episcopal Church Erected c.1844 by the people of Duane and used for public meetings and as a place of worship until 1982. The domed cupola and rounded arches are in the Romanesque ...

The Methodist-Episcopal Church Erected c.1844 by the people of Duane and used for public meetings and as a place of worship until 1982. The domed cupola and rounded arches are in the ...

  • duane ny
  • adirondacks
  • alan r reno
  • church
  • methodist-episc...
  • national regist...

Rio Puerco Bridge (Route 66)

Rio Puerco BridgeThis Parker through truss located on the historic Route 66 was built in 1933. It was fabricated by the Kansas City Structural Steel Company and erected by F. D. Shuffelbarger of ...

Rio Puerco BridgeThis Parker through truss located on the historic Route 66 was built in 1933. It was fabricated by the Kansas City Structural Steel Company and erected by F. D. Shuffelbarger ...

  • bridge
  • route66

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

109 East Palace1943 Santa Fe office 1963Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory University of California All the men and women who made the first atomic bomb passed through this portal to their secret ...

109 East Palace1943 Santa Fe office 1963Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory University of California All the men and women who made the first atomic bomb passed through this portal to their secret ...

  • santa fe
  • atomic
  • nuclear
  • los alamos

Mississippi River Old Ferry Landing - Port Allen - Baton Rouge Site - 1820-1968

  Horses and wagons first used the ferry, then gradually giving way to cars and trucks. Pedestrian traffic was always an important part of the ferry service. At one time all east-west traffic ...

  Horses and wagons first used the ferry, then gradually giving way to cars and trucks. Pedestrian traffic was always an important part of the ferry service. At one time all east-west traffic ...

  • louisiana
  • mississippi riv...
  • ferry

Houmas House

  Houmas Indian land grant sold to Conway and Latil in 1774. Sold to Revolutionary War hero Wade Hampton 1811. Greek revival mansion built by John Smith Preston in 1840. Restored by Dr. George Crozat ...

  Houmas Indian land grant sold to Conway and Latil in 1774. Sold to Revolutionary War hero Wade Hampton 1811. Greek revival mansion built by John Smith Preston in 1840. Restored by Dr. George Crozat ...

  • louisiana
  • plantation
  • gardens
  • antebellum
  • native american...

Baton Rouge Lakes - City Park Lake

  The idea to create lakes from the old Perkins Swamp originated in a Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1933, when thousands of men needed work and the relocation of the LSU campus had created momentum ...

  The idea to create lakes from the old Perkins Swamp originated in a Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1933, when thousands of men needed work and the relocation of the LSU campus had created ...

  • louisiana
  • environment
  • waterway
  • lakes

Edwards (NY) Mine

EDWARDS MINE Northern Ore operated the mine from 1899 to 1926 when sold to St. Joseph Lead Co. Later sold to other owners, but still principle employer in area. Produced 1,177,374 tons high grad zinc ...

EDWARDS MINE Northern Ore operated the mine from 1899 to 1926 when sold to St. Joseph Lead Co. Later sold to other owners, but still principle employer in area. Produced 1,177,374 tons high grad zinc ...

  • mining
  • edwards ny
  • ore
  • mine
  • alan r reno
  • st. joseph lead...
  • zinc
  • abandoned

Duane Methodist Episcopal Church

Duane Methodist Episcopal Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 by the United States Department of the InteriorWilliam C Pomeroy Foundation 2016Submitted by Alan ...

Duane Methodist Episcopal Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 by the United States Department of the InteriorWilliam C Pomeroy Foundation 2016Submitted by Alan ...

  • duane ny
  • methodist episc...
  • church
  • historic
  • adirondacks
  • alan r reno

The Star - Carville's Patient- Published Newspaper

  The Sixty-six STAR was born in 1931, with Stanley Stein as its editor. The name was selected by Carville patient and Texas pharmacist, Stanley Levyson (AKA Stanley Stein). It was first published as ...

  The Sixty-six STAR was born in 1931, with Stanley Stein as its editor. The name was selected by Carville patient and Texas pharmacist, Stanley Levyson (AKA Stanley Stein). It was first published as ...

  • louisiana
  • museum

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