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Edgard, Louisiana

Edgard is a census-designated place and town in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, of which it is the parish seat. The population was 2,637 at the 2000 census.

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St John the Baptist 2349 LA Hwy 18 Edgard, Louisiana St John the Baptist Parish One of the parish's first communities and a social haunt of the pirate Jean Lafitte, Edgard has been the parish seat since 1848. Originally named St. John the Baptist for the church at its heart, Edgard was renamed in 1850 for its postmaster, Edgar Perret. Edgard's first church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (1772), was destroyed by the Poche Crevasse in 1821. Another church was soon erected. Unfortunately, in 1918, fire gutted the sacred building. A testament to the Church's place in the community, the parishioners gave generously, and when the new church opened its doors, all debts had been paid. The economic history of Edgard included a saw mill operated by Severin Tassin, a brick factory begun in 1878 and several sugar plantations that operated in the century between 1794 and 1894. By 1899, there were more than fifty family-owned sugar houses still in existence. The majority of the town's folk worked in the sugar houses, in the fields or in support of the sugar industry. Many families leased land from the Caires and Graugnards on Columbia, cultivating their own produce to sell. In 1899, the river was the scene of some excitement when in the late winter ice could be seen floating down river. The ice flows jammed up the river, interrupting traffic for several days. In early Edgard, one of the fondest memories was the arrival of the showboat which would dock at Caire's Landing. The excitement was intensified because one never knew when the next boat would arrive. When it did, the sound of the calliope's whistles could be heard as far away as Wallace. Though the steamboats are gone, one can still see modern vessels passing by, bringing the people of the River Region closer to the world around them. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard,_Louisiana

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St. Patrick Cemetery - City Park Avenue - New Orleans, Louisiana The St. Patrick Cemeteries are Catholic cemeteries at the foot of Canal Street by City Park Ave where the Canal Street car ends. They are run by the New Orleans Archdiocese. The St. Patrick cemeteries were originally constructed by the Irish community to bury their dead. They all date from the time of the yellow fever outbreaks in the early 1840s. The Irish, who were not acclimated to this humid swamp that was New Orleans, were severely affected by this epidemic. St. Patrick Cemetery No. 2 was established in 1841. Most of the workers on the New Basin Canal were Irish, so these cemeteries were very active. There are many Irish names on the tombs such as Wallace, Killeen, and Duffy. These cemeteries are some of the oldest in the city.

Evergreen Gazebo

Evergreen Gazebo
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Grounds of Evergreen Plantation, Edgard, Louisiana, in St. John the Baptist Parish. Adjacent to the grounds is a clump of trees from which strange noises came. Folklore says it is the cry of slave babies killed by their mothers who desired they not be born into a life of misery -- others say it was simply the cry of wild peacocks roaming the woods. -rvs, SchexDumas Ancestry

Saint John the Baptist Parish Courthouse (Edgard, Louisiana)

Saint John the Baptist Parish Courthouse (Edgard, Louisiana)
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This parish is the middle River Parish (a group of three parishes located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River that was once referred to as the German Coast of Louisiana). Like the other two River Parishes (St. Charles & St. James) this one has an ugly Modern courthouse too. It was built in 1968 and is right by a New Orleans style cemetary.

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Isi reposent J'anayole Perret, G Justin Perret, Celestine S Martin St John the Baptist Cemetery & Church 2349 LA Hwy 18 Edgard, Louisiana St John the Baptist Parish See: www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/st_john_cemetery_edgard.htm

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Caire Landing & Co circa 1860 River Road Edgard, Louisiana The Caire Landing and Co was a place where showboats used to stop and entertain twice a year until the 1930's. The landing was moved back from the river in 1881 due to movement of the levee.

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Family tombs St John the Baptist Cemetery 2349 LA Hwy 18 Edgard, Louisiana St John the Baptist Parish See: www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/st_john_cemetery_edgard.htm

Sharecropper row

Sharecropper row
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Shotgun homes lined the canefields where local sharecroppers lived with large families. St. John the Baptist Parish (Edgard), Louisiana (2009)

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View of the Mississippi River levee from St John the Baptist Cemetery 2349 LA Hwy 18 Edgard, Louisiana St John the Baptist Parish

Gates of Evergreen (Edgard)

Gates of Evergreen (Edgard)
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invited to and added to Estates Gates group 1-22-11 wcraig added to his Estates Gates No. 1 gallery 1-23-11

Church

Church
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D: Katholische Kirche Johannes der Täufer in Edgard E: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Edgard

Happy X-mas

Happy X-mas
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D: Ein anderer Weg um Fröhliche Weihnachten zu sagen E: A different way to say Happy X-Mas

Derelict Tomb

Derelict Tomb
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D: Verfallene Grabstätte in Edgard E: Derelict Tomb at Edgard

Wild Blackberries

Wild Blackberries
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From green to yellow to red to black - ready to pick and eat.

Abandoned House

Abandoned House
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D: Verlassenes Haus in Edgard E: Abandoned House at Edgard

SJB in canefields

SJB in canefields
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Beauregard's third wife if buried in the cemetery ahead.

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It's a little scary out there with all the ship traffic!

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This is what it looks like from the front of the boat.

oak valley

oak valley
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we were looking for oak alley, we found this instead..

Goldmine Cane Fields

Goldmine Cane Fields
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St. John the Baptist Parish, La., westbank (2003)



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