Parish Activities in the 1980s & 1990s

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Republican Delegates
Dot Woodiel, left, and Marilyn Richoux, right, welcome Republican delegates to the Destrehan Plantation grounds. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn Mayhall Richoux)

Special Events

St. Charles Historical Foundation Members
St. Charles Historical Foundation members, along with Parish President Chris A. Tregre and Richard Keller, hosted a visit by Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco at Home Place Plantation on May 18, 1999.
Olympic Torch
School children cheer the arrival of the Olympic Torch as it passes through St. Charles Parish on the way to Atlanta in 2001. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Friloux)
Olympic Torch Run
The Olympic Torch run continues down the River Road in New Sarpy. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Friloux)

This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.

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Further Reading

Bridge in St. Charles Named for Hale Boggs
By Ron Thibodeaux
Times Picayune
July 27, 1984

Paving the Way: Road Puts St. Charles in Fast Lane for Growth
By Matt Scallan
The Times-Picayune
July 28, 1991
An article in The Times-Picayune marked the opening of the I-310 linking St. Charles Parish to the interstate system.

Invitation to St. Charles Borromeo’s 250th Anniversary Celebration
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church celebrated the 250th anniversary of its patron saint on November 4, 1990. (Source: Dedication Brochure)

1998 Republican National Convention
Day at Destrehan Plantation
On October 17, 1988, Republican National Convention delegates, meeting in New Orleans, visited St. Charles Parish and spent a day at Destrehan Plantation. (Source: 1988 Republican National Convention event brochure)

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