Fort Pike And Rigolets Bridge

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State:
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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
1c
Postmark/Cancel:
1942
New Orleans, LA
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
26878

Description:

Ft. Pike built in 1819. Fort Pike One of the numerous forts in the vicinity of New Orleans is located on the Old Spanish Trail (U. S. 90). The land was reserved for military purposes under executive order dated February 9, 1842. Recently restored and beautified and converted into a state park. In the background is the toll-free span over the Rigolets, noted fishing resort, which connects Lake Borgne and Lake Pontchartrain. Although located about 35 miles from Canal Street, Rigolets is within the corporate limits of the City of New Orleans. New Orleans - America's most interesting city.

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