Jefferson Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member no_angel
N 29° 58.341 W 091° 58.225
15R E 599331 N 3316167
Quick Description: Once known as Orange Island purchased after the Civil War by Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905), world famous actor and artist. Home designed and built around 1870.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 6:35:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM61EV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dh2000dh
Views: 14

Long Description:
Jefferson Island is more than the location of an historic home. The "island" is actually a salt dome, an vast underground deposit of salt. The salt dome was once mined for salt and now provides natural gas storage. Land adjacent to the Joseph Jefferson home has been developed into a beautiful garden setting known as Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

More salt dome information here: (visit link)

More information about Joseph Jefferson home & Rip van Winkle Gardens: (visit link)

Lake Peigneur salt mine disaster: (visit link)

There is also an Earthcache related to Lake Peigneur: GC17GCK
Marker Name: Jefferson Island

Marker Type: Roadside

What does marker relate to?: Building

Year Erected or Date Dedicated: 1/1/1970

Parish: Vermillion

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