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Posters like this one, drawn by Harrison Fisher in 1918, attracted new recruits into the Red Cross, where they were desperately needed to nurse the casualties of World War I.

World War I

The United States entered World War I in April of 1917. In St. Charles Parish, lives were turned upside down. Men were called away to duty and families were fragmented. However, the country’s involvement in the war was relatively short-lived. The Treaty of... Read More

An aerial view of New Orleans Refining Company  in 1927. (Source unknown, currently part of the Suzanne Friloux collection)

Plantations to Petroleum - East Bank

As the centuries changed, so did the landscape of St. Charles Parish. In colonial times, the German Coast was the breadbasket of the colony. The breadbasket continued through the prosperous Spanish era as it did during the plantation era, when the.... Read More