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Assumption Parish

Visions of an Industrial Age // Church of the Assumption of Mary by Alvar Aalto. Bologna Copyright Roberto Conte (2014)

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Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 1938. "Woodlawn Plantation, Napoleonville vicinity. Built 1835 by Col. W.W. Pugh, first superintendent of schools in Louisiana

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Woodlawn Plantation, Napoleonville vic., Assumption Parish, Louisiana

Historic American Buildings Survey Richard Koch, Photographer March, 1937 FRONT (WEST) ELEVATION

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Woodlawn Plantation, Napoleonville vic., Assumption Parish, Louisiana

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Then came the earthquakes. The quakes were relatively small, but some residents reported that their houses shifted in position, and the tremors shook a community already desperate for answers. State officials launched an investigation into the earthquakes and bubbling bayous in response to public outcry, but the officials figured the bubbles were caused by a single source of natural gas, such as a pipeline leak. They were wrong. >>> On a summer night in early August, the earth below the…

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Belle Alliance Plantation in Assumption Parish Louisiana, east bank of Bayou Lafourche five miles out of Donaldsonville. Lost to the Kock Family shortly after 1915.

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Madewood Plantation, former sugar plantation, on the Bayou Lafourche, Napoleonville, LA. Built for Col. Thomas Pugh, 1800-1848, designed by architect Henry Howard in the Greek Revival style. Thomas Pugh was 1/2 brother of William Whitmell Hill Pugh who owned the Woodlawn plantation + Alexander Franklin Pugh, part owner of the Augustin, Bellevue, Boatner + New Hope plantations. Thomas Pugh died of yellow fever, 1852. During the Civil War, the lawns were used by Union troops as a hospital.

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