Living in the lull before the storm

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In November 1861 the cavalry company known as the Creole Chargers, made up mostly of French creoles from the northern parts of Acadiana, became one of 10 companies formed into the regiment that cam

Looking at the past

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Jim Bradshaw

I’ve been having fun lately looking at some Depression-era photographs of south Louisiana that used to be really hard to find, but are now only a mouse-click away.

Celebrating the glorious 8th

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We hardly take note of it these days, but Jan. 8, the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, was once a day of widespread celebration in Louisiana, rivaling even the Fourth of July.