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St. Malo Marker approval from State of Louisiana

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St. Malo Marker approval from State of Louisiana


Approval of final text for the St. Malo historical maker by the State of Louisiana


July 28, 2019


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St. Malo was the first permanent Filipino
settlement in the United States. In the
first half of the 19th century, Filipino
sailors established a village on the
southern shore of Lake Borgne on a site
previously settled by Native Americans
and Maroons. By the mid-19th century,
St. Malo was the largest fishing village
on the lake and a symbol of the growing
Filipino presence in Louisiana.

I would like to notify you that your Louisiana historical marker for St. Malo has been approved.

To place your order, please send the enclosed script & shipping details, along with your check for $2,120.00 (payable to Sewah Studios) to Sewah Studios, P.O. Box 298, Marietta, OH 45750. The cost is for a 1"- 13 lines/41 spaces marker specifications for same text on both sides, which includes a seven-foot post and all shipping charges. Sewah Studios will not manufacture your marker without payment. Please check the enclosed marker script carefully and notify me if you find any errors.

If you wish to have your marker ready for a particular dedication date, please contact Sewah Studios at 740.373.2087, as soon as possible. Marker production usually takes up to 6 weeks.

William Hyland has also been notified of shipment and future installation of the marker as per the enclosed letter. Please contact him at 504.874.0635 for any questions regarding delivery or installation.

If I can be of further assistance or if you have additional questions, please contact me at or at 225.342.2876.
Dear William:

Thank you for your assistance with the Louisiana historical marker for St. Malo.

The marker may take up to 6 weeks to arrive. Enclosed is a copy of the shipping damage policy, which should be read carefully, before signing the freight bill. When it does arrive, please contact Robert Romero at 504.914.1032 or at to make arrangements for installation.

If I can be of assistance or you have questions, please contact me at or at 225.342.2876.




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