In fact, the only battle of the american revolution fought in louisiana took place at baton rouge in 1779 in a history of baton rouge rose meyers has gathered, evaluated, and set down the stories, legends, facts, and circumstances of the founding of baton rouge. Get baton rouge historic sites in baton rouge, la read the 10best baton rouge historic sites reviews and view users' historic site ratings. City club of baton rouge a private member owned city club. Baton rouge general medical center serves the baton rouge area & is a full-service community hospital with 527 licensed beds between 2 campuses. The foundation of baton rouge, louisiana , dates to 1721, at the site of a b ton rouge or red pole muscogee boundary marker it became the state capital of louisiana in 1849 prehistory human habitation in the baton rouge area has been dated to about 8000 bc based on evidence found along the. Find out more about the history of louisiana, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all louisiana's capital city is baton rouge it is also home to the historic port city new orleans, which is famous for its unique cuisine, jazz and.
Baton rouge, la - the southern university foundation will break ground for the valdry center for philanthropy on friday on the campus of southern university, located at 618 harding blvd. The baton rouge blues festival was originally founded more than 30 years ago on southern university's campus, and continues today in a new form as a way to honor the city's contributions to the growth of the genre baton rouge and the surrounding area gave birth to the region's own brand of cajun. Baton rouge mardi gras mardi gras in baton rouge is an annual celebration attended by thousands each year who join in and experience the exciting activities hosted in the red stick. History of the baton rouge geological society the history of the baton rouge geological society is an excerpt for an article written by dave pope entitled ten-year update histories of gcags member societies, gulf coast section sepm, and the new mexican association of petroleum geologists. Visit baton rouge, louisiana to experience all the things to do in the capital city from a hot culinary scene to live music, baton rouge offers a unique louisiana experience.
Maps at the louisiana state archives aerial photo of baton rouge: baton rouge arsenal history and new orleans maps p1992-074 baton rouge arsenal museum (guest signature books): 1962-86 p1997-028 baton rouge city map. The first civil rights bus boycott 50 years ago, baton rouge jim crow protest made history. Find great used cars at great prices at all star toyota of baton rouge in baton rouge, la every used car for sale comes with a free carfax report all star toyota of baton rouge has 146 used cars for sale that are reported accident free, 133 1-owner cars, and 128 personal use cars. The exxonmobil baton rouge historic collection april 13, 2015 | mark e martin no comments posted in resources, special collections tagged with: louisiana history, photographs in the decades following the civil war, baton rouge never grew much beyond its pre-war size-about 5000 people. Though february is already a busy holiday month with celebrations of both valentine's day and mardi gras, it is also black history month and a time we can really use to educate our children about the great african-american leaders in our community and around the world. New orleans metro crime and courts news before killing alton sterling, baton rouge police had a history of brutality complaints.
Home our work public health north baton rouge pollution sources north baton rouge pollution sources by louisiana environmental action network | oct 1, 2015 2 comments our history before lean was founded in 1986. French settlers found city the second largest city in louisiana, baton rouge was established as a military post by the french in 1719. In the summer of 1939, east baton rouge parish began studying sites for a new airport that could accommodate longer runways to replace the downtown airport on goodwood boulevard. Through much of its early history louisiana was a trading and financial center, and the fertility of its land made it one florida parishes ceded to england with baton rouge becoming new richmond : 1764. Get this from a library a history of baton rouge, 1699-1812 [rose meyers.
There's so much more to know about baton rouge than architecture, lsu and haunted houses although those facts might just surprise you too. Modern history edit 225alive, healthcare journal of baton rouge, southern university digest, and the south baton rouge journal other newspapers in east baton rouge parish include the central city news and the zachary post.
From red stick to river capital three centuries of baton rouge history introduction this electronic exhibition is based upon a physical exhibition in hill memorial library, louisiana state university, march 8 - july 2, 1999. Located on the first upriver bluff north of the mississippi river delta, the settlement of baton rouge - now a large city, is protected from flooding, hurricanes and natural disasters by its carefully chosen position.