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Flagville Historical Marker
Flagville Historical Marker
Bustard's Cove Historical Marker
Taking Possession of Louisiana and the River Mississippi by Cavelier de la Salle by Bocquin, ca.1860, color lithograph

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Taking Possession of Louisiana and the River Mississippi, in the name of Louis XIVth, by Cavelier de la Salle by Bocquin, ca.1860, color lithograph, THNOC.1970.1

Exploration and Discovery (1542-1647)

"...Upon his return upriver, LaSalle presented the Quinapissa chief with a blue serge coat in honor of the special occasion. Tonti, on his return trip upriver, gave the chief a double glass bottle and left a letter for LaSalle when he returned. Several years later LaSalle returned..." Read More


Bustard’s Cove Historical Marker. Bustard’s Cove was the site of the first east bank settlement near present-day New Sarpy at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Bayou LeSeur.

Bustard’s Cove - L'Anse aux Outardes

"In 1722, hurricanes devastated the German Coast and many Germans considered leaving. In order to prevent this exodus, Governor Bienville conceded lands to the Germans on both sides of the river . Later that year and in 1723, a few..." Read More


Flagville Historical Marker

Flaggville, Hahnville

In 1870, Judicial District Judge Othello Jerome Flagg, a Union soldier formally affiliated with the Freedmen’s Bureau, purchased five arpents of land adjacent to the area called the courthouse site. In 1872, Civil Engineer Thomas Sharpe surveyed and with Flagg developed the Village of Flaggville. Read More