Baby Born During Flood Named L’Eau Haute

During the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, Mrs. Lester Guidry of Evangeline, Louisiana, gave birth to a baby boy at a refugee camp. She asked the attending physician to name the child. He wrote L’Eau Haute (French for “high water”) on the birth certificate.

Source: “First Baby Born In Refugee Camp Named “High Water.”” Atlanta Constitution 21 May 1927: 20.


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