At the edge of the town of Jean Lafitte
just outside New Orleans, volunteers helped several town employees sandbag a 600-foot stretch of the two-lane state highway.
He named it for his father, who travelled to this spot 50 miles southwest of New Orleans while working for the pirate Jean Lafitte
. The remote land was a refuge for the family throughout the mid-1800s -- when Native Americans across the Southeast were forced from their land in a mass relocation that became known as the Trail of Tears.
Jefferson Parish is receiving $32 million in state funding for coastal restoration projects in Jean Lafitte
and Grand Isle.
Such was the case for the Town of Jean Lafitte
, La., in September 2008 when Hurricane Ike destroyed the town auditorium while flooding thousands of homes and businesses in Jefferson Parrish.
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, famed buccaneer Jean Lafitte
cruised these waters; the mysterious "Pirate's House" stood nearby, rumored to hide a tunnel that allowed quick escape to the Gulf.
Beginning about a month ago, these bins have been distributed at no cost to 109,400 households and small businesses in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and Jean Lafitte
. It's the first step by garbage contractor Progressive Waste Solutions of Louisiana into a new age of waste collection.
Like previous books in the series, the action in "How Dark the Night" is brought to life by such colorful historical figures as the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte
, Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith, Robert Fulton and his prototype for a submarine, Captain Stephen Decatur, Captain Salusbury Pryce Humphreys RN, and Commodore James Barron.
The indexing of impressment, Black Hawk War, Whig Party, and Jean Lafitte
directs readers to significant sections of text.
The next BioBlitz will take place this May at the Jean Lafitte
National Historical Park and Preserve in New Orleans.
USDA-ARS made several releases at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte
National Historical Park and Preserve (N 29[degrees]48'17" W 90[degrees]07'09") between 2002 and 2005.
"We're worried about tidal surge," Jean Lafitte
Mayor Tim Kerner said.