T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History
Industrial potential of Mossville land
Edward Julia Lemelle Gordwin by Jennifer A. Cramer, 2015.
EDWARD JULIA LEMELLE GORDWIN: And then here come a man through the community saying that a refinery . . . He was looking at everything and he said, "Y'all could be rich here if you just had the money to put up oil fields." And he say, "Anywhere you see marshy land with lot of pine cones and pine trees, you have lots of oil." I remember it was in the ’40s. Now around here the refineries kill all our stuff.
LSU Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Tel (225) 578-5652
Fax (225) 578-9432
This project is a collaboration between the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and LSU Libraries to document the history of Mossville, a historic African American community in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. Official Web Page of Louisiana State University.