Barataria and Lake Borgne Levee Districts 1894
DESCRIPTION: Interesting U.S. Corps of Engineers draftsman-style map of the lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Mississippi River passes. New Orleans shown as it existed at that time with the northern half of the city to Lake Ponchartrain yet to be developed including many areas that flooded severely in Hurricane Katrina.
Names and dates river levee improvments circa 1890 in Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes and surrounding area with mile markers on the Mississippi shown at 5 mile intervals. Several key points along the river that are identified include English Turn, Jesuits Bend, Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip.
TITLE: Missippi River Commission, Fourth District, Barataria and Lake Borgne Levee Dist's: Showing all levees built by the United States. June 1894.
BODY OF WATER: Mississippi River
CONDITION: Very Good
Strong clear paper, no foxing tears, or holes.
ENGRAVER: Frank W. Hammett
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