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Recently discovered along the Red River, this canoe predates European settlement more

Jul 24, 2017 4:07 PM History

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Lucie Monk Carter

Memories of a Louisiana ghost town more

Jul 21, 2017 4:51 PM History

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Historic New Orleans Collection

Among the most beguiling traces left of Storyville are the “blue books,” winking, swaggering guides to the “better establishments” of that neighborhood, which in many cases contained extensive lists of individual local prostitutes. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:00 PM History

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Photo by James Billeaudeau.

It wasn’t until the arrival of German immigrant Dr. Lippi Leonpacher that the practice of veterinary medicine as a science became established in Acadiana. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:58 PM History

Enjoy the water, but watch out for rip tides, jellyfish, and—sea serpents? That’s right! If newspapers are to be believed, there are some strange creatures swimming around out there. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:55 PM History

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Photo by Angelia Hamilton Beauchamp

From behind the wheel of his West Feliciana school bus, "Cheeze" Hamilton spent 57 years making sure every child had a hand to hold when they needed one most. more

Jun 12, 2017 2:45 PM 2 Comments

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Photo by Alexandra Kennon

Ja'el Gordon's love of history has led her to take an unpopular stance more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM History 1 Comments

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Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons

Mysterious relics of the Poverty Point people more

May 22, 2017 11:55 AM History

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Photo by Flickr user Sailn1

The Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation Archive has unveiled a useful, impressively comprehensive research tool: The Jazz Fest Database. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM History

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Photo by Flickr user Jitze Couperus.

The Louisiana Black Bear's journey from children's toy to endangered species and back again. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Knowing Nature

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Photo by Lucie Monk Carter.

After years of preparation, Walter Tharp has opened Cane Land Distilling using the sugar of his family's Alma Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Foodways

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Courtesy of Visit Florence

Muscle Shoals has snared Aretha, Mick, and thousands of music lovers more

Apr 24, 2017 11:38 AM Getaways 2 Comments

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Lucie Monk Carter

A new documentary revisits Baton Rouge’s vital punk scene more

Apr 21, 2017 4:32 PM People & Places 1 Comments

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Photo by Andrea Matherne

From fragments, Laura Plantation builds archives for individual slaves more

Apr 21, 2017 3:03 PM History

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Lucie Monk Carter

Sweet tea wasn't always a given on Southern porches more

Apr 21, 2017 2:54 PM Foodways

Wild men and feral humans of Louisiana more

Apr 14, 2017 11:33 AM History

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Jeffrey Dubinsky

Two Louisiana record shops, two pivotal eras more

Mar 23, 2017 4:47 PM People & Places

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An excerpt from John Waddill's diaries

Liz Brazelton's family heirlooms detail the freeing of Solomon Northup more

Mar 23, 2017 1:42 PM People & Places 1 Comments

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Robert Giglio

This infamous neighborhood has a rich history and culture, beyond our associations with Katrina more

Mar 23, 2017 10:46 AM History

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via MaxPixel

Newspapers in the late 19th century frequently reported on a mysterious Louisiana figure known as the “Wild Girl of Catahoula” more

Mar 15, 2017 11:32 AM History 2 Comments

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