EASL's next general member meeting: Monday, November 16 at 7pm at the American Legion Hall in … Read more »
EASL's 2015 Squirrel Rodeo on Saturday, October 3rd had 19 hunters this year. First Place: Ashlee … Read more »
Fellow Sportsman Leaguers, The EASL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of the … Read more »
EASL’s next general member meeting: Monday, November 16 at 7pm at the American Legion Hall in Gonzales. The public is invited and welcome to attend to listen to the guest speaker and enjoy a meal with us.
The November speaker will be Charles Fryling, who will talk about the Louisiana Bartram Trail Project and the significance of the William Bartram Trail Dedication that happened in September. William Bartram visited our area in 1775 during his 4-year journey from the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas to the Mississippi River, including Bayou Manchac.
Join us for a meal at the meeting, sponsored by the Gautreaux family. We appreciate our monthly meal sponsors!
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 every month.
BARTRAM HISTORY –
William Bartram, America’s first native-born naturalist artist, made a four year journey from the Atlantic coast of the Carolinas to the Mississippi River. Setting out in 1773, he recorded his observations of native people, plants, and animals in his journal, writing and drawing along the way. He reached Louisiana in 1775, a year before the American Declaration of Independence, 28 years before the Louisiana Purchase, and 37 years before Louisiana became the 18th state in the Union. He spent only a few months in Louisiana, reaching his westernmost point of exploration when he crossed the Mississippi to “Point Coupe”, present day Pointe Coupee. From this place he reversed his path, arriving back home in Philadelphia in early 1777. Bartram later organized and drew from his journal to publish “Travels” in 1791. The book found a significant readership in America and Europe and is still in print today. It inspired works by Samuel Coleridge and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow among others.