Draining the swamp that was Belle Chasse
Thu, 2015/08/20 - 12:37pm News Staff
By Kari Dequine Harden
A man with big ideas, George Hero Sr. saw grand opportunities where others only saw swamp. “We’re all here because of yellow fever,” his grandson, George Hero III told the audience at this month’s Plaquemines HistoricalAssociation meeting. Hero recounted the story of his grandfather’s spark oninspiration – the 1905 yellow fever epidemic in NewOrleans.