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Re: FPOC Colonial Natchitoches LA

Leblond De La Tour, the Chief Engineer of the Louisiana Colony,

I have not researched Leblond de LaTour. This LaTour is not part of my family. My LaTour family came from the Bergerac, Dordogne, France and Pyrennees Orientales, France.

I can tell you that he was responsible for building the levee's in New Orleans.

1717
First levee built by Europeans along the Mississippi River
Sieur Leblond de la Tour, the French engineer who designed New Orleans , constructed the first levee along the Mississippi River . Upon completion, the levee was 3 feet high, 5400 feet long, and 18 feet wide at the top. It doubled as a roadway.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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