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Beauties of the Teche

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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

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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

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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

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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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