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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fishing the Louisiana Archives

You can't search the USGenWeb Louisiana Archives without finding an obit that lists fishing as a hobby. Here are a few archive examples that I have noted.
 USGenWeb Louisiana Archives, "Catfish Slim"
Manila Villiage on PBS -"These forlorn pilings sticking out of the water are all that's left of Manila Village, a large fishing camp that once even had a post office. It was abandoned in the 1950s."
October 1893 - USGenWeb Louisiana Archives - "The train brought to the city for treatment at the hospital two men with broken arms. They were Bob Ferro, a fireman on the New Orleans and Southern; and a fisherman named Pinter. They were sleeping near the Manilla fishing camp Sunday night when the storm arose. . . ." ". . . The storm came up with such velocity that nearly every fishing camp at Lake Borgne was wrecked and when the train arrived nearly seven feet of water was on the ground..."
Birdo Springs Fishing Camp
Biography of James Hardy Smith  1941 storm that rivaled one in 1915 - "September 26, 1941: -The weather is just fine this morning. Fair and some cooler. We still get reports from  the Gulf shores. Lots of damage such as boats fishing piers and fishing camps. All the  way from La Porte to Connor to Porte Author."
History of Vermilion Parish 1891 - "The prairies east, west and south are dotted with little groves of trees, which shade the cottages of the  resident population, who live principally by hunting,  fishing and stock raising."
I also recommend Googling a timeline. There was one article from the Atlanta Constitution newspaper written in 1898, LOUISIANA'S QUEEREST COLONY. Two Thousand Chinese and Other Orientals Live by Catching, "Hidden away in the labyrinthine bayous of lower Jefferson parish and scattered about the margins of Grand Lake. Little Lake and the musically named Cheniere Caminada is a strange colony, the bare existence of which is practically unknown."
MOA Chita: A Memory of Last Island by, Lafcadio Hearn
This title mentions the homes of the Chinese fishermen.
Serial: Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume 0076 Issue 455 (April 1888)
Title: Chita. A Memory of Last Island. A Novelette [pp. 733-767]
Author: Hearn, Lafcadio
Collection: Journals: Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1850 - 1899)

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