“Satchel Girls” Arrive in Port Orleans!

When the news spread about the beautiful city that was springing up on the Sassagoula, some of the very first inquiries were made by the dozens of young single women that welcomed the opportunity to make a new life for themselves and perhaps catch a husband in the new world.

These first “belles d’Orleans” were called “satchel girls”, for each arrived with all she owned in a single, simple satchel due to the luggage limitation imposed on those who did not own land in the new country.

From this hard working stock of woman would come the many generations of industrious and spirited citizens that made up the population of the Sassagoula delta.

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