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Before and After: 50 Years of Rising Tides and Sinking Marshes

1963 Isle de Jean Charles

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1963 Isle de Jean Charles

Island Road, the lone roadway that leads to the narrow Isle de Jean Charles, was built ten years prior to this photograph. Families have lived on the ridge of higher ground since the 19th century, but in this photo a significant amount of marsh surrounds the island.

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