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    • Belle Helene Plantation Home

    • Historic buildings
    • Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842. It was first named "Ashland" after U.S. statesman Henry Clay's plantation in Kentucky. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter....
    • Belle Helene,  Plantation Portico

    • Historic buildings
    • Portico at Belle Helene. Construction on the house began in 1840, and completed by 1842 Duncan F. Kenner. In March 1889, the estate sold to George B. Reuss, an Ascension Parish planter who renamed the plantation to "Belle Helene" from Ashland for...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Dr. Leo S. Butler

    • African Americans--History
    • Dr. Leo Stanley Butler was born August 12, 1899 in Burtville, a small community just south of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge Colored School in 1918. He was the first male to receive a diploma from what became McKinley. He completed both...
    • Fricassee 1951

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • 1951 Fricassee Yearbook from Baton Rouge High School located at 2825 Government St. in Baton Rouge, (La.). The school was founded around 1890 and began operating under the Magnet Curriculum in 1976.
    • Pow Wow 1952

    • Yearbooks, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.)--history
    • Istrouma schools began in a two room house in 1917 in North Baton Rouge. As time went on, the student population grew steadily and outpaced the growth of the faculty. A number of buildings and hand-me-down materials were haphazardly obtained...
    • Redemptorist High School 1955

    • Yearbooks, Schools, School yearbooks, Baton Rouge (La.) -- history, Catholic Church, Diocese of Baton Rouge (La.)
    • Redemptorist High School opened in 1947 as an extension of St. Gerard Majella school. Led by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it obtained accreditation in December 1950 and graduated its first class of seniors in May 1951. Redemptorist became an...

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