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

The Hermitage Plantation was owned by Judge Pierre Adolphe Rost and was located at the center of the present Bonnet Carré Spillway. Judge Rost was married to...

President Parade – Image

A picture from a 1930s Shell Bulletin shows the crowds waiting on the levee for the president. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #crevasses...

Spillway Operation

It works! The spillway opens in 1937. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #levees - preview #crevasses #flood control #bonnet carre spillway...

Spillway Opening

Hundreds turned out for the spillway opening in 1937. Album: Crevasses Tags: #mississippi river levees #crevasses #flood control #bonnet carre spillway...

Bonnet Carré Cravasse – Image

Between 1849 and 1882, the Bonnet Carré Crevasse left a large, fan-shaped imprint on the landscape. (Map from the New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of...

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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