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Elmwood Manor

Located here was a two-story, French Creole house, with two-tiered galleries. Although construction may have begun prior to the War of 1812, the house was not completed until 1828. Situated on a ...

Located here was a two-story, French Creole house, with two-tiered galleries. Although construction may have begun prior to the War of 1812, the house was not completed until 1828. Situated on a ...

  • mississippi
  • plantation
  • disaster
  • hurricane katri...

St. Augustine’s Seminary

Founded 1920 in Greenville, Miss., by Divine Word Missionaries. Moved to Bay St. Louis, 1923. Oldest existing Catholic seminary in Miss. for training of young men as missionary brothers & priests.

Founded 1920 in Greenville, Miss., by Divine Word Missionaries. Moved to Bay St. Louis, 1923. Oldest existing Catholic seminary in Miss. for training of young men as missionary brothers & priests.

  • mississippi
  • catholic
  • school

First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis

First established as the Elim Baptist Church in 1858, this congregation was dissolved in 1877 and revitalized in April 1896 as First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O.D. Bowen. The church ...

First established as the Elim Baptist Church in 1858, this congregation was dissolved in 1877 and revitalized in April 1896 as First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O.D. Bowen. The church ...

  • mississippi
  • church
  • religion

Our Lady of the Gulf

Established 1847 by Bishop J.J. Chanche, S.S., first Bishop of Natchez. Mother church of Hancock County, third oldest Catholic parish on the Gulf Coast and fifth oldest in Mississippi.

Established 1847 by Bishop J.J. Chanche, S.S., first Bishop of Natchez. Mother church of Hancock County, third oldest Catholic parish on the Gulf Coast and fifth oldest in Mississippi.

  • mississippi
  • catholic
  • parish

St. Joseph's Academy

On January 7, 1855, a Catholic parochial school was established on this site by the Sisters of St. Joseph who came to Bay St. Louis from Bourg, France at the request of Reverend Louis Stanislaus ...

On January 7, 1855, a Catholic parochial school was established on this site by the Sisters of St. Joseph who came to Bay St. Louis from Bourg, France at the request of Reverend Louis ...

  • mississippi
  • catholic
  • school
  • education

Hancock County Bank

Hancock County Bank opened on October 9, 1899. Weeks later the bank's board of directors purchased this property at the corner of Main Street and South Beach as the site of a new headquarters. Bay ...

Hancock County Bank opened on October 9, 1899. Weeks later the bank's board of directors purchased this property at the corner of Main Street and South Beach as the site of a new headquarters. Bay ...

  • mississippi
  • commerce

St. Stanislaus College

Founded 1854, by Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Oldest institution of learning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf, the school became college preparatory in 1923.

Founded 1854, by Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Oldest institution of learning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf, the school became college preparatory in 1923.

  • mississippi
  • education
  • catholic

The "Pirate House"

According to local tradition, the

According to local tradition, the "Pirate House," located here, was built as early as 1802 and was frequented by famed pirate Jean Lafitte and his associates. Later remodeled as a Greek ...

  • mississippi
  • jean lafitte
  • hurricane camil...
  • 1969

Old Spanish Customs House

On this site stood the

On this site stood the "Spanish Customs House," perhaps the oldest structure in Bay St. Louis. The house is believed to have been built by French colonist Hyacinth Caron in 1787. The date ...

  • mississippi
  • historic house
  • hurricane katri...
  • disaster

Commemoration of Sisters Buried Here

The Sisters of St. Joseph taught here for 38 years. Fifty three different Sisters worked here. Three of them are buried in this cemetery. We are unable to identify the precise spot of their burial. ...

The Sisters of St. Joseph taught here for 38 years. Fifty three different Sisters worked here. Three of them are buried in this cemetery. We are unable to identify the precise spot of their burial. ...

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Benjamin Paul

Chief Benjamin Paul was one of the last persons to speak the Chitimacha language. Shortly after his death the language died although Doctor Benjamin Swadesh of Yale University attempted to preserve ...

Chief Benjamin Paul was one of the last persons to speak the Chitimacha language. Shortly after his death the language died although Doctor Benjamin Swadesh of Yale University attempted to ...

  • louisiana
  • chitimacha
  • native american

Chitimacha Villages

At one time there were twelve to fifteen separate Chitimacha villages in the Atchafalaya Basin and surrounding area. They stretched from Charenton to Donaldsonville and up north to just east of Baton ...

At one time there were twelve to fifteen separate Chitimacha villages in the Atchafalaya Basin and surrounding area. They stretched from Charenton to Donaldsonville and up north to just east of ...

  • louisiana
  • native american...
  • chitimacha

Salmen Lodge - Circa 1830

Affectionately called Salmen Lodge by the Scouts, this French Creole cottage was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and is one of a few early structures preserved along Bayou ...

Affectionately called Salmen Lodge by the Scouts, this French Creole cottage was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and is one of a few early structures preserved along Bayou ...

  • louisiana
  • settlers

Fritz Salmen

This Tabletis erected in memory ofFritz SalmenA pioneer industrialist whoin 1924 gave this land to be used as a Boy Scout camp siteDedicated to the development ofgood citizenship of American youth.

This Tabletis erected in memory ofFritz SalmenA pioneer industrialist whoin 1924 gave this land to be used as a Boy Scout camp siteDedicated to the development ofgood citizenship of American youth.

  • louisiana
  • camp
  • boy scouts

History of Camp Salmen

The 130 acres of the Camp Salmen Nature Park were once part of the Salmen Brick and Lumber Company. Many bricks used to build New Orleans were manufactured on this site. The only remaining building ...

The 130 acres of the Camp Salmen Nature Park were once part of the Salmen Brick and Lumber Company. Many bricks used to build New Orleans were manufactured on this site. The only remaining building ...

  • louisiana
  • camp
  • st. tammany par...

Infinity Eagle

It took technology for our natural occurring species to take wingsand leave the earth.This sculpture is yet another gift to the people of the Mississippi Coast fromrenowned artist Marlin Miller and ...

It took technology for our natural occurring species to take wingsand leave the earth.This sculpture is yet another gift to the people of the Mississippi Coast fromrenowned artist Marlin Miller and ...

  • mississippi
  • astronaut
  • nasa

Logtown Cemetery and Possum Walk

In the early 1900's, there were 2,000-3,000 residents of Logtown. There was a two-story general store, company offices, homes built in rustic versions of the popular Queen Anne style, a public school ...

In the early 1900's, there were 2,000-3,000 residents of Logtown. There was a two-story general store, company offices, homes built in rustic versions of the popular Queen Anne style, a public school ...

  • mississippi
  • village

Tsunami Buoy

In 1995, NOAA began the development of the Deep-ocean Assessment and Detection of Tsunami (DART) system to provide better warnings for tsunami-prone communities. Until 2004, the U.S. operated 6 ...

In 1995, NOAA began the development of the Deep- ocean Assessment and Detection of Tsunami (DART) system to provide better warnings for tsunami- prone communities. Until 2004, the U.S. operated ...

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Tao Buoy

NOAA completed the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array for the detection of El Niño and La Niña in the Pacific Ocean in 1994 after 10 years of development in which NOAA deployed 400 buoys on 83 ...

NOAA completed the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array for the detection of El Niño and La Niña in the Pacific Ocean in 1994 after 10 years of development in which NOAA deployed 400 buoys on ...

  • mississippi
  • noaa

Special Operations Craft Riverine (SOC-R)

The SOC-R is designed as a high speed boat with ample weapons and equipment capacity. Its primary mission is insertion/extraction of SEALs into a low-to-medium threat environment in a riverine area. ...

The SOC-R is designed as a high speed boat with ample weapons and equipment capacity. Its primary mission is insertion/extraction of SEALs into a low-to-medium threat environment in a riverine area. ...

  • mississippi

H-1 Rocket Engine

Developed by Rocketdyne, the H-1 rocket engine burned liquid oxygen and propellant RP-1, a kerosene derivative. A cluster of eight H-1 engines powered the Saturn S-1B rocket's first stage, providing ...

Developed by Rocketdyne, the H-1 rocket engine burned liquid oxygen and propellant RP-1, a kerosene derivative. A cluster of eight H-1 engines powered the Saturn S-1B rocket's first stage, providing ...

  • mississippi
  • nasa
  • rockets

F-1 Rocket Engine

Developed by Rocketdyne, five F-1 engines powered the S-1C first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched humans to the moon during the Apollo Program and later to the orbiting Skylab spacecraft. ...

Developed by Rocketdyne, five F-1 engines powered the S-1C first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched humans to the moon during the Apollo Program and later to the orbiting Skylab spacecraft. ...

  • mississippi
  • nasa
  • lunar
  • rocket

Hurricane Katrina

Never has there been such a volunteer effort than was shown after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. We thank all who came to our aid and gave us hope and help after the devastation of this storm. ...

Never has there been such a volunteer effort than was shown after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. We thank all who came to our aid and gave us hope and help after the devastation of this ...

  • mississippi
  • hurricane katri...
  • memorial
  • waveland
  • disaster

Lunar Lander

During the 1960s, this vehicle was used as a trainerby the Apollo astronauts for their moon missions.

During the 1960s, this vehicle was used as a trainerby the Apollo astronauts for their moon missions."The Eagle has landed," said astronaut Neil Armstrong as he and Buzz Aldrin descended in their ...

  • mississippi
  • lunar
  • nasa

From The People of Waveland

In appreciation and gratitude to all who gave their time, energy, and money to help us recover from Hurricane Camille. On August 17, 1969 our city was devastated, but those who cared came to her ...

In appreciation and gratitude to all who gave their time, energy, and money to help us recover from Hurricane Camille. On August 17, 1969 our city was devastated, but those who cared came to her ...

  • mississippi
  • hurricane camil...
  • disaster