F or centuries in St. Charles Parish, the rivers, bayous, swamps, and lakes provided the citizens with unlimited fish and game for recreation as well as commerce for those individuals who preferred working in the great outdoors.

Sports fishermen pull in a
nice catch of bream. (Source:
St. Charles Parish Resources
and Facilities publication,
1947)

 

A trapper dries muskrat pelts in the sun. The St. Charles marshland is a fertile area for trapping muskrats and other fur-bearing animals. (Source: St. Charles Parish Resources and Facilities publication, 1947) Shrimp packers busy with the day’s catch at Des Allemands. (Source: St. Charles Parish Resources and Facilities publication, 1947) Nora Zeringue and John Lehmann display a catfish catch from the Mississippi River. (Photo courtesy of Chip Zeringue) An early 1900s photo of hunters in St. Charles Parish. P. A. Torres is a typical river shrimp fisherman. Percy Alleman and Paul Richard show off their duck hunting results. (Photo courtesy of Merrill Richard Zeringue) Shrimping on the Mississippi River in New Sarpy. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Friloux)

 

 

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