St Landry Parish, One Of The Oldest European Settlements In Louisiana, Has A Fascinating History And Culture By The 15th Century, The Appalousa Indians Were Known To Be In Residence In 1720, The French Established Le Poste Des Opelousas Traditionally An Area Of Settlement By French Creoles And Acadians, The Parish Was Named For St Landry, An Early Bishop Of Paris In The Late 1700s, Les Gens De Couleur Libres Free People Of Color Began Arriving To Take Advantage Of Spanish Land Grants Soon, The Government Post Developed Into A Commercial Center In The Present Day Parish, Native American, European, African, And Acadian Cultures Have Melded For Almost Three Centuries To Produce World Famous Zydeco Music, Great Food, And Welcoming People It Celebrates Its Heritage At The Creole Heritage Folklife Center, One Of The Destinations On The Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
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- 127 pages
- St. Landry Parish (Images of America: Louisiana)
- Philip Andrepont
- 08 April 2019 Philip Andrepont