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    • Doris Carnes

    • Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935--Assassination
    • Ms. Carnes was a nurse on duty at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital the night Huey Long was shot. This is a brief summary of that night and days to follow. Interviewer is Cammie Norwood.
    • Old Governor's Mansion

    • Postcards, Historic buildings
    • Governor's Mansion, 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, La. Located on the first highlands above the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi swirling past its doors, Baton Rouge is one of the most beautiful and historic cities south of Mason Dixon's line. ...
    • Municipal Docks, Baton Rouge, La.

    • Postcards, docks
    • Postcard: "Municipal Docks, Baton Rouge, La." Reverse reads "[addressed to] Miss Elizabeth Studspeth, 1429 Stedges Independence, Mo., Dear Elizabeth, Everything is going fine. We spent the afternoon looking over the new capitol here, and it is...
    • Third Street, circa 1940

    • Postcards, Streets
    • Third Street, Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge Louisiana was founded over 200 years ago and its present population with suburbs is over 100,000. It is the capitol of Louisiana, then nation's nineteenth ranking port and the home of Louisiana State...
    • Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, La.

    • Postcards, Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.)--History
    • Postcard: "Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, La." Reverse: "Louisiana has its State Capital in the picturesque city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is popularly called the "Creole State" , has an area of 48,720 square miles, and was admitted...
    • The Cottage, Baton Rouge, La

    • Postcards, Historic buildings
    • Postcard: "The Cottage, Baton Rouge, La." Reverse reads: "'The Cottage' was built in 1824 by the great-great grandfather of the present occupants. Adjoining the 20 room house is the 1000 acre plantation. The house, with many original furnishings,...
    • Post Card of the Union Tank Car Geodesic Dome

    • Historic buildings, Geodesic domes--1950-1960
    • Post card Baton Rouge Dome Representing an new era in industrial architecture is this giant dome structure at Baton Rouge, La., which serves as a regional tank car repair plant for the Union Tank Car Company. Big enough to enclose a football...
    • Campanile at Louisiana State University

    • Postcards,Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)
    • Campanile, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. "The Louisiana State University ranks among the foremost educational institutions and one of the few places which can boast free public education form beginners' days to university post...
    • Thomas M. Ligon Grocery

    • Historic buildings
    • Thomas M. Ligon Grocery. Southwest corner of Main and Dufroq. Shown is Mr. Ligon with his mare "Eagle". In the Side doorway is delivery boy Sol Tucker. Baton Rouge, La. Date: 1897. B/w photograph. Gift of Camille Cazedessus.
    • Doug Williams

    • Williams, Doug, 1955-, Football
    • Doug Williams, graduate of Chaneyville High School played in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams is best known for his Most Valuable Player award in Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins He is, to date, the...
    • Louisiana State Capitol Postcard

    • Postcards, Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.)
    • This view of the Capitol shows the Lady of the Lake, situated at the back. Important facts are: Cost of Capitol $5,000,000. It is 34 stories high or 450 feet. Today it is considered the finest capitol building in the United States.
    • 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....

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