Swamps Become Plantations Become Suburbs

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Original 19th Century Plantation Map: LA-MS 1858— 1,136k. Baton Rouge to New Orleans showing land owners. Modified from Norman’s chart of the lower Mississippi River, by A. Persac. Engraved, printed & mounted by J. H. Colton & Co., New York. Library of Congress.

The West Indian Hurricane

Longtime St. John Parish resident Donald Tregre discusses the parallels between the West Indian Hurricane (1915) and Hurricane Isaac (2012). Most footage was filmed in the parishes of St. John, St. Charles, and Plaquemines at or near the time of Hurricane Isaac.