The traveler approaching New Orleans from Texas by this route, sometimes called "The Star and Crescent Route," crosses the Atchafalaya at Morgan City.
Morgan City. (80 miles from New Orleans.) The town of Morgan City, formerly called Brashear City, is situated on the Atchafalaya river. The route of this railroad runs through deep swamps, but at some distance from the line large sugar plantations are cultivated.
ScHRIEVER. (55 miles from New Orleans.) At this station there are branch lines to Houma, fifteen miles; Thibodeaux, three miles, and Napoleonville, twenty-three miles. Terrebonne parish produces large crops of sugar, and its lands are considered very fertile. Thibodeaux, on the right bank of the Lafourche, is a large town and contains several churches and public buildings.
Lafourche. (52 miles from New Orleans.) At Lafourche crossing the railroad crosses the Bayou Lafourche, an outlet of the Mississippi.
Boutte. (24 miles from New Orleans.) At Boutte Station the railroad track is within two miles of the Mississippi river.
Salix. (19 miles from New Orlearis.) At this point the railroad runs parallel with the river for a long distance, Gretna. (3 miles from New Orleans.) Before reaching Gretna, a surb of New Orleans, the railroad runs along the river bank, through sugar plantations and market gardens and (from the left side of the train) the first view of the city is obtained. Algiers, the town opposite New Orleans, and one of its wards, is soon reached and the depot is entered. Passengers take the railroad ferry and land at the head of Esplanade street, near the French Market and the U. S. Mint. Street cars to Canal street, 5 cents. Omnibuses and carriages meet all trains. See Hack tariff.
NEW ORLEANS GUIDE, With Descriptions of the Routes to New Orleans, Sights of the City Arranged Alphabetically, ans Other Information Useful to Travelers; Also, Outlines of the History of Louisiana, By Hon. James S. Zacharie, Second Vice President of the Louisiana Historical Society, Member of the City Council of New Orleans. F. F. Hansell & Bro., Ltd, New Orleans. 1893, 1902
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