Southeastern Louisiana

Bousillage

Charpentier, Erik -Video- Bousillage

A clip demonstrating the making of a bousillage wall, at Prairie des Femmes, LA, in the spring of 2007. Bousillage is a mixture of clay and grass and/or other fiberous substance. It is the name of one of the components of a style of construction that uses vertical logs enclosed or filled by the aforementioned mixture. This style was commonly used by 18th century French colonial settlers in the Americas. Watch »

Mississippi River Flood of 1927

Flood of 1927 - Video - Mississippi River Flood of 1927

 This silent film by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi captures the devastation of the 1927 Mississippi River flood. 

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