ca. 1880 Title: Spanish Fort Description: Sailboats moored along side dock. Rowles Stereograph Photographs Source: Louisiana
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Fort St. John has had several 'lives'. Originally built next to the Lake it now sits 500 yards back--due to land reclamation
in the 1930's and 40's. It was built to protect Bayou St. John and to defend New Orleans from attack via Lake Pontchartrain.