Flooded Field – Image

A sugar cane field is covered with water following the Hymelia Crevasse break. 1912, Hahnville Killona area. (Photo courtesy of the George Lorio family) Album:...

Flood – Image

An old sugarhouse and residential quarters are surrounded by water from the Hymelia Crevasse. 1912, Hahnville Killona area. (Photo courtesy of the George Lorio...

Hymelia Crevasse

The Hymelia Crevasse of 1912. 1912, Hahnville Killona area. (Photo courtesy of the George Lorio family) Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees...

Bayou Gauche Oil Rig – Image

An oil rig stands tall in the waters of Bayou Gauche. (Source: St. Charles Parish Resources and Facilities publication, 1947) Album: Crevasses Tags:...

Levee Repairs

The levee is being repaired at New Sarpy in late 1927. 1927, East Bank / Good Hope / New Sarpy area. (Photo courtesy of Joan Weaver Becnel) Album: Crevasses...

Shoring Up

A levee near Good Hope is shored up as a protective measure. 1927, East Bank / Good Hope / New Sarpy area. (Photo courtesy of Joan Weaver Becnel) Album:...

Levee Protection

Workers try to protect threatened levees before the 1927 flood. 1927, East Bank / Good Hope / New Sarpy area. (Photo courtesy of Joan Weaver Becnel) Album:...

Hermitage Plantation – Image

Painting of Hermitage Plantation by Father Paret. Note the cabins for enslaved people on the right and in front of the sugar mill.The Hermitage Plantation was...

Bird’s Eye View – Image

Father Paret’s watercolor painting depicts the Little Red Church and its surroundings in the heart of St. Charles Parish. The area displays present-day...

Levees – Image

Levees became major public projects in the late 1800s. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #crevasses #hymelia crevasse #flood control #bonnet...

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