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Titolo: Historic Jefferson Parish: From Shore to ...
Casa editrice: Pelican Publishing., Gretna.
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: Near Fine
autografato: Signed by Author(s)
Edizione: 1st Edition..
Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Foreword by Henry C. Bezou; Introduction by Bethlyn McCloskey. Numerous illustrations. 4to. 176 pp. Hardcover, brown cloth, gilt spine title. Codice inventario libreria 288036
ï¿½ Few of our stateï¿½s 64 parishes have first-rate published histories available about them. How marvelous that Pelican should have seen fit to republish this superlative book!ï¿½ --Shreveport forum news From the banks of the Mississippi River to the edge of Bayou Barataria to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisianaï¿½s Jefferson Parish encompasses a diverse and historic region. This comprehensive, illustrated volume reconstructs the natural and human history of the parish, tracing its evolution from the earliest times of prehistory to the modern era. Betsy Swanson spotlights the areaï¿½s early Indian life and archaeological sites and historic landmarks, extinct and extant, and the roles they played in the progress of the region. Colorful historical figures who appear in these pages include the pirate Jean Lafitte, revolutionary Nicolas Chauvin de la Freniï¿½re, and the reclusive philanthropist John McDonogh. Historic Jefferson Parish also features a treasure trove of early sketches, rare maps, and vintage photographs.
A native New Orleanian, Monsignor Henry C. Bezou was ordained to the priesthood in 1938 at St. Louis Cathedral. Among his various ministries, he served as pastor of St. Francis Xavier, in the heart of Old Metairie, from 1967 to 1983. He is also the author of Metairie: A Tongue of Land to Pasture (pb). He died August 15, 1989.
Betsy Swanson earned a bachelor of fine arts degree with distinction in art from Newcomb College in 1959 and was awarded the master of fine arts by Tulane University in 1966. She is a coauthor of New Orleans Architecture Volume II: The American Sector (pb) and a photographer for New Orleans Architecture Volume VI: Faubourg TremÈ and the Bayou Road (pb). Ms. Swanson lives in Harahan, Louisiana.
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