Avery Island

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Avery Island,

salt dome, 163 ft (50 m) high and 2 mi (3.2 km) in diameter, S La., in an area of sea marshes and swamps. A corporation controlled by the Avery and McIlhenny families owns the island. Hot peppers grown there are used to make Tabasco sauce. Salt has been extracted since prehistoric times; rock salt has been mined there since 1862. Edward Avery McIlhenny, author of Bird City, created Jungle Gardens, which contains many rare plants, trees, and flowers. The island also has a bird sanctuary.
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of Avery Island, Louisiana, the maker of Tabasco, said it "expressly prohibits its distributors from reselling Tabasco brand products in Iran....
Created by Edmund McIlhenny at Avery Island, Louisiana, Tabasco has always been a family affair now up to its sixth generation.
Avery Island, Louisiana. AN INLET of the Gulf of Mexico, this geological oddity is covered with subtropical flora and oaks draped with Spanish moss.
AVERY ISLAND, LOUISIANA AN INLET of the Gulf of Mexico, this geological oddity is covered with subtropical flora and oaks draped with Spanish moss.
(A spokesman for Tabasco, which is produced on Avery Island, Louisiana, by the McIlhenny Co., wouldn't comment on Cholula's inroads, noting that it is still far down the list in terms of market share.)
It was originally introduced into the southeastern United States in 1938 in the vicinity of Avery Island, Louisiana (Schmidly, 1983).