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Roadside Geology of Louisiana

 
Learn about the Geology of Louisiana with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 225 pages that are packed with detailed information about Louisiana Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Darwin Spearing, author.

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Roadside Geology of Louisiana - Table of Contents

I. Preface

ix

II. Acknowledgments

xiii

III. Geologic Overview

1
   

A) Geologic Time

1
   

B) Geologic History of Louisiana

5
   

C) Structure Below

17
   

D) Salt Domes

19
   

E) Oil and Gas

25
   

F) Minerals

30
   

G) Rivers in Motion

31
   

H) Dynamic Deltas

34
   

I) Mississippi Fan

39
   

J) How the Mississippi River Grew

41
   

K) Wetlands Loss

44

IV. Southeastern Louisiana Uneasy Rivers, Marshes and Deltas

49
   

A) Atchafalaya Basin

50
   

B) New Orleans

57
   

C) Pontchartrain Causeway and Lake Pontchartrain

60
   

D) Interstate 10: Baton Rouge-Lafayette

64
   

E) Interstate 10: New Orleans-Baton Rouge

67
   

F) Interstate 10: New Orleans-Slidell-Mississippi

69
   

G) Interstate 55: Hammond (I-12)-Interstate 10-Lake Maurepas

69
   

H) US 90: Lafayette-Morgan City

70
   

I) US 90: Morgan City-Houma

73
   

J) US 90: New Orleans-Des Allemands-Raceland-Houma

75
   

K) Louisiana 1: Port Allen-Donaldsonville-Thibodaux-Raceland

76
   

L) Louisiana 1: Raceland-Golden Meadow- Grand Isle

78
   

M) Louisiana 14, Louisiana 329: Avery Island

83
   

N) Louisiana 23: New Orleans-Venice-Tidewater

85
   

O) Louisiana 83, Louisiana 319: Weeks Island-Cypremort State Park-         Cypremort Point

92
   

P) Louisiana 675: Jefferson Island

94

V. Eastern Louisiana Red Hills Above Pontchartrain

97
   

A) Interstate 12: Baton Rouge-Hammond-Slidell

101
   

B) Interstate 55: Hammond-Kentwood Quarry-Mississippi

103
   

C) Interstate 59: Mississippi-Slidell

107
   

D) US 61: Baton Rouge-St. Francisville-Mississippi

107
   

E) Louisiana 21, Louisiana 41: Mississippi- Bogalusa-Interstate 59

109

VI. Southwestern Louisiana Marsh to the Sea

111
   

A) Interstate 10: Lafayette-Jennings-Lake Charles-Sulphur-Texas

115
   

B) Louisiana 27: Sulphur-Hackberry-Holly Beach

121
   

C) Louisiana 27/14: Lake Charles-Oak Grove

124
   

D) Louisiana 82: Sabine Pass-Holly Beach-Cameron

126
   

E) Louisiana 82, US167: Cameron-Pecan Island-Abbeville-Lafayette

129

VII. Central Louisiana Great Rocks and Great Rivers

133
   

A) Interstate 49: Alexandria-Opelousas-Lafayette

135
   

B) Interstate 49: Alexandria-Natchitoches

136
   

C) US 84: Tullos-Jena-Archie

140
   

D) US 84: Vidalia-Ferriday-Archie

141
   

E) US 84, Louisiana 6: Natchitoches-Winnfield Salt Dome-Winnfield

142
   

F) US 84, Louisiana 34: Winnfield-Tullos

147
   

G) US 165: Alexandria-Georgetown-Tullos

147
   

H) US 165: Alexandria-Oakdale-Iowa (I-10)

148
   

I) US 167: Alexandria-Winnfield

149
   

J) US 171: Lake Charles-DeRidder-Leesville-Many

150
   

K) Louisiana 378: Sam Houston Jones State Park

155
   

L) Louisiana 1: Baton Rouge-Simmesport-Marksville-Alexandria

157
   

M) Louisiana 6: Sabine River-Many-Natchitoches

161
   

N) Louisiana 8/28: Alexandria-Leesville-Sabine River

162
   

O) Louisiana 15: Ferriday-Three Rivers Area-Old River Control
        Structures-Lettsworth

163
   

P) Louisiana 28: Alexandria-Walters-US 84 Junction

168
   

Q) Louisiana 107: Alexandria-Moncla Gap-Marksville

169
   

R) Louisiana 129: Features of the Floodplain

172

VIII. Northern Louisiana Oldest Rocks, Highest Hills

177
   

A) Interstate 20: Texas-Shreveport-Monroe-Vicksburg

179
   

B) Interstate 49: Shreveport-Natchitoches

183
   

C) US 65: Tallulah-Ferriday

188
   

D) US 65: Tallulah-Lake Providence-Arkansas

189
   

E) US 79: Minden-Homer-Haynesville-Arkansas

191
   

F) US 165: Monroe-Bastrop-Arkansas

192
   

G) US 165: Monroe-Columbia-Tullos

193
   

H) US 167: Ruston-Dubach-Bernice-Arkansas

194
   

I) US 167: Ruston-Jonesboro-Winnfield

196
   

J) US 171: Shreveport-Mansfield-Many

196
   

K) Louisiana 1: Shreveport-Oil City Arkansas

197
   

L) Louisiana 3: Shreveport-Benton-Plain Dealing-Arkansas

199
   

M) Louisiana 7: Dixie Inn-Cotton Valley-Springhill-Arkansas

199
   

N) Louisiana 15: Monroe-Winnsboro-Sicily Island-Clayton

200
   

O) Louisiana 17, Louisiana 134, Louisiana 577: Delhi-Poverty Point
        State Commemorative Area

201

IX. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005

203

X. Glossary

205

XI. Credits

210

XII. References

211

XIII. Maps and Information

215

XIV. Index

217

XV. About the Author

225

 

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