Louisiana Building, 1882. 4 pp promoting the city of Lake Charles and the surrounding area. The cover depicts an image from a photograph of tropical fruit and verses by Longfellow and Townsend. Presented by Miss Della A. Neal, Parish Delegate. Includes information on Rivers, Timber, Prairie, The lay of the land, Climate, Rainfall, Healthfulness, Soil, Products, Stock, Population (25,000 in 1882 doubled in two years), Towns and finally Progress showing a chart with the assessment increasing exponentially year over year. Measures 11" by 8" Letter folds, age toning and edge chips.