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St. Charles Parish Hospital in 2009.

Health Services

"Louisiana has one of the oldest healthcare systems in the nation. Early government records in St. Charles Parish reveal the health of the residents of the community was a primary concern for officials. But twentieth-century officials brought healthcare to a new level. In 1959, St. Charles Parish Hospital opened its doors to the community. In 1961, the following evaluation of the health and medical conditions in the parish was presented in a parish-sponsored document published by the St. Charles Parish ..." Read More


Cistern. (Courtesy of Janis Blair)

Infrastructure

"The transition of public roadbeds from dirt to clam shell to gravel to asphalt or concrete in the first half of the twentieth century facilitated the establishment of new businesses, industries, and residential developments. Major changes occurred in the everyday life of the citizens of St. Charles Parish! Natural gas contracts with private companies and an electricity franchise with Louisiana Power and Light Company were approved by parish officials. In the 1930s natural gas, then electricity, became available..." Read More


Health and Education of the Colony

Health and Education of the Colony

"The French government policy to provide a doctor for each settlement failed when they were unable to attract enough physicians. Priests treated diseases through prayer, novenas, and the application of reliquaries and relics. Diseases such as small pox, yellow fever, malaria, mumps, fevers, and other illnesses often became epidemic in the settlement. No regulations existed regarding ..." Read More