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Louisiana Purchase Map. (Used with permission from the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, State of Louisiana Bicentennial brochure.)

The Louisiana Purchase – 1803

Fearing Napoleonic France’s control of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and with a desire to preserve and expand the agricultural character of the United States, President Thomas Jefferson sent James Monroe and Robert Livingston to France in early 1803 to... Read More


President Abraham Lincoln

The Emancipation Proclamation

On January l, 1863, President Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in those areas of the Confederate States of America that had not yet returned to Union control. Due to early control by the North, thirteen parishes were exempt from... Read More


St. Charles Parish currency $2 Post Civil War currency. (Courtesy of Pat Yoes)

Ordinance of Secession

St. Charles was one of twenty-nine parishes that supported secession on January 26, 1861. General Richard Taylor of Fashion Plantation was elected to represent the German Coast. His signature is included among those signing the document with the notation “of St. Charles”... Read More


Ranson Plantation. Louis Ranson was a member of a very prominent and influential New Orleans family
that were formerly involved in Spanish government. He was the son of Zenon Ranson, one of the wealthiest
planters in the parish, and married Flavie Troxler, a descendant of early German Coast settlers. The
Ranson Plantation was located across the Mississippi River from present-day Destrehan. In 1866, as head
churchwarden, he was asked by Father Paret to find a site for a west bank chapel. He served briefly in
1866 as sheriff of St. Charles and served as a captain in the Confederate Army. During the Civil War his
property was seized and not returned until 1867.

Fr. Paret’s Watercolors & Journal – 1859

At the time of discovery of the Paret watercolors, in a proposal to publish the 1859 paintings, Louisiana State University (LSU) Art Museum Director Pat Bacot said the Paret paintings were “the most important single group of landscape paintings done before the Civil War in... Read More