Blogger’s Note: Two stories converge to explain this off-shoot of the Atchafalaya Basin, in the heart of a 1900s southern college campus. Cypress Grove is uniquely tied to the history of University of Louisiana and to the area. From The Vermilion, April 2002 article History of Cypress Lake Branches In Two Different Directions: “LOUISIANA La.
Blogger’s Note: The historic record on virgin-growth Cypress in the south is extensive, but not much is mentioned about the contribution of the Louisiana ‘swamper.’ This is the story of the original axe men, and their self-taught logging practices that allowed survival in the harsh reality of 1700s frontier life. Leaving their families for months
Viewer Submission: Cypress logs special properties provided early city planners with a unique use. (Above): Submitted by one of our viewers: an original ad for Louisiana Cypress water pipes. It states “About 120 years ago, when Louisiana was a French Province, the Water Mains of New Orleans were CYPRESS logs, 18 feet long by 22