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A Preliminary Investigation Of Poydras College

Author(s): Charlotte D Bauer

Year: 2015

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Poydras College was Catholic boys’ boarding school located off of False River near New Roads, Louisiana.  The school was in operation from 1836-1861 with sparse openings during the Civil War before the main building was destroyed by fire in 1881.  This presentation will discuss the historical significance of the college as well as the archaeological methods and the historical research aimed at locating the main building and attempting to place the site in the broader context of early efforts in higher education in Louisiana.

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A Preliminary Investigation Of Poydras College. Charlotte D Bauer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434133)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 340

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America