Circa 1846Larose, located at the crossroads of Bayou Lafourche and the Intercoastal Canal, called Canal Harang until the first Post Office was opened around 1890. Was named for Joseph Felicien Larose, a pharmacist who acted as an unofficial Postmaster. A canal dug to give access to New Orleans markets for local settlers who produced oranges, rice and potatoes, gave the area the incentive to grow. In 1943 the present Intercoastal Canal was constructed, but instead of farm produce plying the waterway, today it is mostly oil, sulphur, shells and equipment which are frequently carried on the waterway.
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|Date Added||Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 755380 N 3273381|
|Decimal Degrees||29.56406667, -90.36406667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 33.844', W 90° 21.844'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 33' 50.64" N, 90° 21' 50.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13342 W Main St, Larose LA 70373, US|
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