POST MARK COLLECTORS CLUB - POST OFFICE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Post Office: Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (East Baton Rouge Parish)
Date of Photo: circa 1913
Contributor: Paul E. Petosky, Postmarks from the Past
Comment: Established on January 1, 1812 with James Chauveau as its first postmaster. Baton Rouge is French for "Red Stick". Native Indians of the area would mark territory by placing red sticks along the banks of local rivers.