8.22.2009

"700 people were buried in mass graves"














Cheniere Caminada Cemetery, Grand Isle, Louisiana

"This cemetery is located on the right side of Louisiana Highway 1, just as you approach Cheniere Caminada. Caminadaville was a thriving community of about 1200 people in 1893. In the early 1880’s a wooden church named Notre Dame of Lourdes was built adjacent to the cemetery. It was destroyed in the October 1, 1893 hurricane. More that 700 people were buried in mass graves in and around the cemetery as the result of this tragedy. Only a few graves remain, some badly deteriorated."