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Morgan City began on the site of the Tiger Island Sugar Plantation owned by Dr. Walter Brashear, a prominent surgeon from Kentucky. It was incorporated in 1860 as Brashear City, then renamed Morgan City in February 1876, in honor of Charles Morgan…
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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 after the flood on 1973.The Atchafalaya River, the fif…
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Panel 1Jared Young Sanders IIIBorn January 29, 1944onAvoca PlantationDied March 23, 1944inBaton Rouge.ProgressPanel 2Governor1908-1912Congressman6th District1917-1921Good RoadsPanel 3"A Son of Old St. Mary"Panel 4State Representative1892-18961898-…
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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 sometimes cause difficulties for river traffic.The 1…
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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 Morgan City. The word palourde is French for "clam,…
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The floodwalls protecting Morgan City were built under the authority of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the assistance of the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District and Morgan City officials. This 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UVU_civil-war-years-historical_Morgan-City-LA.html
In November, 1862, town was seized by Federal forces: served as major base for Union Army and Navy operations in Teche Campaigns, staging area for advances against salt works on Avery Island and temporary Confederate state capitol of Opelousas and…
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Erected in 1865, after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Freed slaves used the land given by Mr. Olympus Young. Mr. Lawrence, former slave owner, gave the worship bell. Its history is rich with over thirteen ministers sharing inspirati…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MJC_fort-star_Morgan-City-LA.html
Also known as Fort Brashear. Near this site, now occupied by Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, was the larger of two works erected to defend Morgan City, then Brashear City and a Federal military depot. On the night of June 22, 1863, 325 Conf…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MJA_charles-morgan_Morgan-City-LA.html
Established steamship line in Gulf of Mexico in 1837; Began use of settlement on Berwick Bay as transshipping point for rail-steamer service from New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in 1869: Dredged Atchafalaya Bay ship channel in 18…
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