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City of Hammond Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - Junction of 51 and West 190, Hammond, Louisiana

 

Photo taken- February 2008

 

City of HammondHistoric Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

City of Hammond

 

Railroad came through in 1854.  Became a shoemaking center for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Town was planned in the

1860's, and the the early twentieth century was known as "Strawberry Capital of America."

 

Erected by Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

 

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