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EASL’s May meeting will feature Dr. Richard Condrey, retired from LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. His presentation will be “Bison on the beach, parakeets in the cypress: Coastal Louisiana, 1500-1800”. Come and see the Mississippi Delta through the Spanish, French, and U.S. witnesses of the 1500-1800’s. The Delta they found was a vast, seaward-advancing arc, building islands and land. It began above present day Baton Rouge and extended along the coast from St. Bernard into Vermillion Parish. At its western end, Spanish galleons, carrying New World treasure from Vera Cruz to Spain, safely anchored inside its Great Barrier Reef of the Americas. Its coast was filled with dangerous shoals, shallow inlets, and massive drift trees. It was fed by the Mississippi’s aquifer, annual spring flood, and four all-season distributaries. It teamed with bison, Carolina Parakeets, endless trembling marshes, and impenetrable cypress swamps and cane breaks.
Meal Sponsor is Oak Terrace Service Station and owner Todd Gautreau. We appreciate our sponsors! Hope to see you at the next meeting.
EASL’s next general member meeting: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7pm at the American Legion Hall in Gonzales. The public is welcome to attend to listen to the guest speaker and enjoy a meal with us.
Our general meetings are held at the American Legion Hall Post 81 in Gonzales (near the new police station on Cornerview Road) on the third Monday of each month. Address: 421 E City Park Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737.