By Christopher Everette Cenac,Claire Domangue Joller,Clifton Theriot
Researching the unique model registration of his great-grandfather Pierre Cenac for his e-book Eyes of an Eagle, Dr. Christopher Everette Cenac Sr. found a serendipitous trove of neighborhood historical past within the kind of long-forgotten volumes within the Terrebonne Parish Courthouse in Houma, Louisiana. the 3 ledger books that emerged in the course of the efforts of the neighborhood Clerk of court docket turned, in themselves, a chain of capsulized glimpses into the citizenry of the area's early agrarian foundations. In striking , those ledgers held an extraordinary set of the unique cattle manufacturers and marks of bustling bayou farm animals country.
Each registration access provided a checklist of the development of payment of the parish. The registration of a model usually served because the family's calling card upon making Terrebonne Parish their domestic. Livestock manufacturers and Marks: An unforeseen Bayou state background: 1822-1946 Pioneer households: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana is designed not just to proportion the particular registration treasures of all 1140 manufacturers within the model books themselves, but additionally to chronicle a brief heritage of legislation governing animal identity, to record advances in kinds of possession id, and to familiarize the reader with either old and more moderen cattle breeds that acquired manufacturers and different marks recorded in these 3 ledger books. 300 black-and-white and colour illustrations light up this attention-grabbing history.
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