Beauties of the Teche

Jim Bradshaw

Poets and planters from the early days of settlement in the old Attakapas region of south Louisiana called Bayou Teche one of the prettiest streams in the nation.

A real shoot ’em up

Jim Bradshaw

Jerome Bonaparte Ward may be the most durable and least known movie actor ever to come from south Louisiana.

Fat men and the St. Mary Parish courthouse

Jim Bradshaw

When plans were drawn for a new courthouse for St. Mary Parish in 1849, a good many of the townspeople of Franklin wanted a fancy, multi-storied building befitting a prosperous little community.

Tourists welcome, sort of

Jim Bradshaw

Archaeologists have recently been looking all along Bayou Teche for the grave of Joseph “Beausoleil” Broussard, one of the early Acadian leaders, but a century ago, the search was for the grave of


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